Rare conjoined twins are not in the clear yet as doctors reveal one of them underwent another surgery just days after successful separation
・Ximena, Scarlett and Catalina Hernandez-Torres were born last May ・Ximena and Scarlett were joined at pelvis and shared a colon and bladders ・Their identical sister was born without major health issues ・The conjoined twins went into surgery Tuesday morning in Corpus Christi ・Ximena underwent another surgery on Friday and they will both require additional surgeries as they grow ・There is a 1 in 50 million chance conjoined twins are born in a set of triplets
Surgeons at a Texas hospital successfully separated two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist after a 15-hour operation, but doctors say they aren"t in the clear yet.
Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres, born on May 16 last year at Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center, were joined at the pelvis.
In a press conference, the team of doctors overseeing the surgery for the girls said they are not out of the woods just yet. In fact, Ximena underwent another surgical procedure on Friday.
Dr Haroon Patel says a team of specialists had been working for months to prepare for the surgery and that his biggest concern throughout the surgery was "blood loss".