Twin girls conjoined at the head successfully separated

Twin girls conjoined at the head successfully separated
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Two twin girls born conjoined at the head in the U.K. have been successfully separated following months of procedures.

ABC's "Good Morning America" reported Tuesday that doctors at a London hospital announced the successful separation of 2-year-oldĀ Safa and Marwa Ullah following four months of procedures to separate the children.


The two girls are now recovering at home after a 100-person team fought to save them. Craniopagus twins, or children born conjoined at the head, typically do not survive more than 24 hours, according to theĀ Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

One neurosurgeon involved with the procedure told GMA that the overarching procedure was broken down into smaller operations, calling the four-month plan "very complex."

"The secret of doing them properly is like any other complex problem," he said, according to GMA. "You break it down into smaller, much more manageable steps."

"We are delighted we have been able to help Safa and Marwa and their family," the surgeon added. "It has been a long and complex journey for them, and for the clinical team looking after them."