Conjoined twins separated at Dallas hospital

Hospital officials say conjoined boys born last month in Dallas have been safely separated and are doing well.

Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say Owen and Emmett Ezell (uh-ZEL') are in stable condition. Their parents planned to offer an update later Thursday.

The boys weighed a combined 11 pounds, 15 ounces at birth on July 15. Hospital authorities say the twins had grown to more than 16 pounds when the surgery was done last Saturday.

Owen and Emmett were born joined from the to the belly button. The babies shared a liver and bowels. They also had a that left their intestines outside of their bodies and covered by a of tissue.

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Conjoined twin girls separated in China

Aug 27, 2013

Conjoined twin baby girls have been released from a hospital in China almost three weeks after they were separated in a marathon operation, state media reported Tuesday.

Malaysian hospital separates conjoined twins

Jul 28, 2012

Conjoined 15-month-old twins attached at the pelvis and sharing three legs were successfully separated at a Malaysian hospital in a complex 24-hour operation, reports said Saturday.

Recommended for you

ASPS: Cosmetic procedures increased 3 percent in 2014

2 hours ago

(HealthDay)—According to a new report, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. ...

Do heart surgery patients get too many blood tests?

3 hours ago

(HealthDay)—The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.

Google Glass shows promising uses in plastic surgery

4 hours ago

The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery—with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation, and patient safety, according to a special paper ...

Doctors nonsurgically correct infant ear deformities

7 hours ago

A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a nonsurgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities ...

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.