Twins prepare for separation

Twins Prepare For Separation
Two young conjoined twins have undergone the first procedure that will eventually lead to their separation.

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) A pair of conjoined twins are currently recovering from a tissue expansion surgery that included doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital placing a balloon in their chest and abdomen then periodically injecting the balloon to stretch their skin. The goal of this procedure is to generate enough growth to wrap their individual bodies and prepare them to live separately.

The Texas Children’s Hospital is on a sensitive timeline as twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata recover from the procedure and prepare for the life-altering surgery.

The twin girls, born in April, have never left the hospital. Instead, they’ve been waiting for their tiny organs to strengthen enough to be separated. The separation surgery could take 36 hours or more.

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