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CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.
A spokesman for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi confirmed that Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were discharged Wednesday.
According to a South Texas newspaper, the twins moved to a Ronald McDonald House to continue their recovery with their mother and their triplet sister.
The twins are about 1 year old. They underwent an hours-long surgery last month to separate them. They had been joined at the pelvis and shared a bladder and other organs.
Doctors have a positive outlook for the children’s recovery and say the girls will require additional surgeries as they grow.
Their triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.
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