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RICHMOND, VA—Six-month-old conjoined twins from Franklin, Virginia are expected to make a full recovery after undergoing a 14-hour operation at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU in which the twins were surgically separated.
The surgery, completed Monday, completed a series of procedure that began last year, including the division of their liver.
A'zhari and A'zhiah Jones are in stable condition in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the hospital said. The twins have sent the first six months of their lives at the center.
"We're very optimistic that the twins will have a full and complete recovery," said David Lanning, M.D., Ph.D., surgeon-in-chief at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. "At this point we don't anticipate any future operations or need for any long term medications. I see the girls living full happy lives as individuals."
In November 2011, 19-month-old conjoined twins, Maria and Teresa Tapia of the Dominican Republic, were separated during in a 20-hour procedure.
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