Doctors Fought For 50 Hours To Try To Save These Conjoined Twins Who Were Fused At The Head

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The operating theater is tense and hushed as medical experts work through a complex procedure, due to take many hours. Now in front of them are two 19-month-old girls, Safa and Marwa, who are incredibly unique. And right now their brains are exposed to air because the team is here to tease them apart.

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For Safa and Marwa are twins of a particularly special kind: craniopagus. Almost unbelievably, their skulls grew together, and they share arteries and veins. What’s amazing is that as few as one in two-and-a-half million births come in the form of conjoined, craniopagus twins. But these two have already had some luck – most babies like them do not live for more than a day.

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