Conjoined twins successfully seperated

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Conjoined twins in Philadelphia were successfully separated on Wednesday after a 7-hour-long surgery, LA Times reports.

The 8-month-old twins, Allison and Amelia Tucker, were separated after a team of 40 surgeons preformed a 7-hour-long surgery.

The twin girls were born attached at the lower chest and abdomen and spent all of the eight months of their lives in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Their mother, Shellie Tucker, found out her daughters were conjoined 20 weeks into her pregnancy and started documenting her life on a blog through Caringbridge.com.

Before the twins went into surgery, Tucker posted, "At this point, it's in the surgeons's hands. We have done all a parent can do. "

It was the hospitals 21st time separating twins.


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