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Although more male conjoined twins develop in the womb than female conjoined twins, the female twins are more likely than the male twins to be born alive.
But it is precisely our construction of individualism that has both necessitated these surgeries and made the lives of conjoined twins so difficult.
Conjoined twins occur when the single egg from which identical twins develop does not split fully after conception.
The operating team was led by the country's newly named Minister of Health Abdullah Al-Rabia, famed for his operations to separate conjoined twins.
Thoracopagus twins are conjoined twins united at the thorax, facing each other, often with partly fused or compromised hearts.
The surgical team here is the most experienced in Europe at assessing and, if necessary, separating conjoined twins.
THE parents of conjoined twin boys took their babies home from hospital for the first time yesterday.
THE parents of conjoined twins who lost their battle for life two years ago have celebrated the birth of a baby boy.
KARACHI, January 23, 2012 (Frontier Star): The conjoined twins, who were under treatment in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi hospital, died on Sunday before the operation meant for their separation.
THE parents of former conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf are praying their sons will be on their best behaviour next week - because they've a date with the Queen.
CONJOINED twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf flew to London yesterday for separation surgery.
Alturki on a decision issued by Islamic Fiqh Academy on conjoined twins.