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Successful surgery for conjoined twins

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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 4:45 pm | Updated: 9:37 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

PHOENIX - Doctors say they've performed a successful surgery on newborn conjoined twins in Phoenix.

Conjoined twins born in Phoenix hospital

Mother holds conjoined twins for the first time

The surgery performed at Phoenix Children's Hospital on Saturday was to create a colostomy. Surgeons also implanted a device allowing infusions.

A team lead by Dr. Stuart Lacey did the surgery, which went off without complications.

The twins were born by Caesarean section to 20-year-old Kingman resident Ashley Frank on Wednesday. They're joined at the abdomen and share a liver. Together, they weigh 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

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