2009-02-19 / Local & State

Pittsburgh Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Surgeons at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh say they've successfully separated conjoined twins from Cleveland.

The surgery happened in December and they've had numerous procedures since. The hospital says the twins are doing fine.

The hospital has scheduled a news conference Monday to discuss further details. The twins and their mother will be on hand.

Researchers estimate the incidence of conjoined twins to be between 1 in 30,000 to 1 in 200,000 worldwide.

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