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2005-10-04 07:25:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Doctors who conducted a series of tests on 10-year-old conjoined Indian twins said on Tuesday they believed it was possible to surgically separate the girls who were born fused at the head. Saba and Farah Shakeel, a roadside food stall owner's daughters, have been through a battery of tests at Apollo Hospital in the capital. Doctors say the separation surgery will be complicated because the girls share a major blood drainage vessel in the brain. Another big...


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