Conjoined twins successfully separated
KCRA – Conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval are recovering after a successful separation surgery.
The 2-year-old twins underwent a marathon 17-hour surgery Tuesday at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
The twins were conjoined from the lower torso, sharing a fused liver, pelvis, third leg and digestive tract.
"It has been a long journey to get here. It's really been a dream come true," mother Aida Sandoval said. "The first time I saw the girls, it was very surreal. It still seems very surreal when I see one on one side, and the other one on the other side. But, it brings us all joy."
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