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Siamese Twins Joined at Heart and Liver Born in Bolivia

LA PAZ – A Bolivian woman has given birth to Siamese twins joined at the heart and liver in a hospital in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, who for the moment are in stable condition, local media said.

The baby girls were delivered by Cesarean section on Friday at the Percy Boland Maternity Hospital. Together they weigh 5 kilos (11 lbs.) and “share the heart and liver, being joined at the chest,” Dr. Gina Ribera said, according to the daily El Dia.

The little ones probably share part of the spleen as well, though the medical team is performing additional examinations to establish with greater certainty which of the internal organs are compromised by the union.

The baby Bolivians’ young parents (he is 20 and she is 28), who live in the northeastern Amazonian city of Trinidad, also have a 4-year-old daughter, according to the Santa Cruz press.

In the mother’s seventh month of pregnancy, doctors could see that the two female fetuses were Siamese twins, the reason she was moved from Trinidad to the maternity hospital in Santa Cruz. They were born this Thursday and have been named Ana and Taylor.

The couple has asked for economic aid, since they are a very low-income family.

In 2013, other Siamese twins were born in Bolivia, in the central region of Cochabamba, joined at the thorax and abdomen while sharing the liver and pericardium.

At that time, a team of 29 doctors of more than 13 specialties managed to separate the twins, the first time such an operation had been successfully performed in Bolivia, though one of the twins died three days later due to complications of problems she had suffered since birth.

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