News > 10-month-old conjoined twins separated after 10-hour surgery in US

10-month-old conjoined twins separated after 10-hour surgery in US

East Coast Daily | 22/01/2022 11:15 AM | Click to read full article

Maggie and Dom Altobelli found out they were having conjoined twins during a 20-week ultrasound appointment after thinking they were just having one baby. The twins were successfully separated following a 10-hour surgery over a year later, on October 13, 2021, and their parents saw them unconnected for the first time. 

About 60% of conjoined twin pregnancies end in stillbirth, while 60% of separated conjoined twins survive the surgery.