Conjoined twins leave hospital after successful separation

DALLAS - Conjoined twin boys were released from the hospital in Dallas Tuesday after a successful surgery separating them, according to ABC News .

Owen and Emmitt Ezell were joined from their breastbone to the hipbone and shared their liver, intestines and other organs, ABC News reports .

Doctors gave them slim odds at survival, but the twins are now 9 months old and doing well. They’ll be moving to a rehab facility before they get sent home for good, according to ABC News.

Separating the twins was no easy task – it took a team of doctors nine hours, with a shared blood vessel in the liver causing the most difficulty.

The boys still have tracheal tubes and are on a ventilator, so the rehab facility will work with the twins’ parents to teach them how to handle these tasks, ABC News says.

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