April 8, 2009

Conjoined twins separated in Nashville

Doctors at Vanderbilt's children's hospital in Nashville successfully separated conjoined twins Keylee and and Zoey Miller, the hospital said.

The twins, born Jan. 4 in Johnson City, Tenn., were hospitalized in critical condition in Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital after completion Tuesday of the 8-hour surgery. It was the first separation surgery performed at the hospital.

The girls are were fused from the lower breastbone to the naval and shared a liver, the hospital said. They were born with one umbilical cord.