After a tricky operation, the following five sets of conjoined twins were successfully separated. But that was years ago, so what are they up to now? First up is the 1996 case of Emily and Caitlin Copeland, who were joined at the trunk.
The girls are pictured here with Dr. Kevin Lally, the lead surgeon who helped separate them. Behind them is a photo taken for a magazine cover, shot just after their successful separation.
These two were born in 2009, joined at the trunk. Though the two boys were only given a 2% chance of surviving their separation, they are now doing quite well. And according to their mom, she has a hard time keeping up with their energy level.
These two were joined at the chest and shared a liver. To make things more complicated, they had two hearts, but they were fused together at the right atrium. Their separation was very difficult, and 24 doctors contributed. Today they have a few health complications related to their separation surgery, but are doing just fine otherwise.
These two were joined at the top of their heads. Fortunately the two did not share a brain, so doctors were able to separate them. The operation took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Their likelihood of survival was only 1 in 10 million.
These two were born in Uganda, joined at the trunk and sharing a liver. The separation was a success! Recently, their mother started a campaign to raise funds for their future college education.