Conjoined Twin Girls Born With One Body & Two Heads!

Tue, May 10, 2011 6:30pm EDT by 1 Comment

The poor newborn girls have their own heads, but share the same arms, legs and torso.

The not-yet-named twins were born on May 5, by Caesarian section in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

Theirs is an extremely rare form of conjoinment, called dicephalic parapagus. It’s caused when a fertilized egg fails to divide fully.

Because they share the same body and internal organs, it’s impossible to separate them – and they’ll need constant medical attention for the rest of their lives.

Their case echoes that of American twins Abby and Brittany Hensel, 21, who famously showcased their condition on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Abby and Brittany share one body, but have an advantage over the Chinese newborns, because many of their organs are doubled up — which has helped them to lead active lives.

Although these medical miracles have a tough life ahead of them, we hope they stay healthy and happy.

— Ian Garland

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