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.
are rarely seen in medical practice, and the incidence is reported as 1 in 50.
He said the birth of the conjoined twin
girls was the first its kind in the county.
remain extremely rare, occurring once in every 200,000 births when a single fertilised egg splits to form twins but the separation is incomplete.
Mum Laura Williams, aged 18, from Shrewsbury, became the youngest person ever to give birth to conjoined twins
on November 26.
Saudi Arabia has gained an outstanding reputation for surgeries to part conjoined twins
Saud Arabia has gained an international reputation in performing conjoined twin
THE PARENTS of conjoined twins
Faith and Hope Williams, who both lost their battle for life, say they've decided tomake a fresh start on Anglesey.
Their mother, 18-year-old Laura Williams, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, was Britain's youngest mother to give birth to conjoined twins
They were then taken to Great Ormond Street - the most experienced centre in Europe for separating conjoined twins
Formerly conjoined twin
babies were in intensive care cribs Friday as doctors watched closely for signs of any problems in the first critical days following a lengthy separation surgery.
Faith Williams tragically passed away on Christmas Day.
BABY Faith Williams was fighting for life today after her conjoined twin
died following emergency surgery to separate them.
: Separate Steps, the final segment, airs from 4-5 PM (ET/PT) and tells the inspiring story of Emily and Jim Stark as they agonize over whether to put their conjoined twin
daughters through a risky separation operation.
Sisters: Reba and Lori Shcappell are conjoined