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Conjoined Texas twins separated

Posted: 10:00 PM, May 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-19 02:11:09Z
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.
 
A spokesman for Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi confirmed that Ximena (huh-MEE'-nuh) and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were discharged Wednesday.
 
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the twins moved to a Ronald McDonald House to continue their recovery with their mother and their triplet sister.
 
The twins are about 1 year old. They underwent an hourslong surgery last month to separate them. They had been joined at the pelvis and shared a bladder and other organs.
 
Doctors have a positive outlook for the children's recovery and say the girls will require additional surgeries as they grow.
 
Their triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.