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CHOP Introduces Newly-Separated Conjoined Twins

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Formerly conjoined twins Allison and Amelia Tucker before their separation surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of CHOP) Formerly conjoined twins Allison and Amelia Tucker before their separation surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of CHOP)
PHILADELPHIA -

The two baby girls who once were conjoined twins made their debut at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Thursday after a successful surgery to separate them last month.

The twins, Allison June and Amelia Lee Tucker, were separated on Nov. 7 at the Philadelphia hospital.

Doctors say they were born joined at the lower chest and abdomen and shared their chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium and liver.

Until Allison's discharge from the hospital earlier this week, doctors say the two had spent their entire lives inside CHOP.

"Both Allison and Amelia are doing well and we expect them both to enjoy full, healthy and impendent lives," Dr. Holly L. Hedrick said in a statement.

Hedrick led the 40-member team that carried out the seven-hour surgery to separate the twins last month.

Amelia will remain at the hospital until the new year, doctors say.

"Greg and I are thrilled that our daughters have been given this remarkable gift by the amazing team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia," mom Shellie Tucker said in a statement.

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