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Conjoined twins separated: Behind the scenes in the operating room

Conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval of Antelope, California, were in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Stanford following their 17-hour separation surgery, which began on December 6, 2016, and went into the early hours of December 7. On Thursday, December 8, lead surgeon Dr. Gary Hartman and colleagues described the separation procedure in a news conference. These photos, taken before and during the surgery by David Hodges, were released by the hospital.

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A long journey and a dream come true, but future challenges for Sandoval family

​Lead surgeon Dr. Gary Hartman and parents Arturo and Aida Sandoval share details of the surgery that separated conjoined 2-year-old twins Eva and Erika at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee
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