Ben CarsonBinder TwinsConjoined TwinsHospital

First successful separation of craniopagus twins

6 Sep, 1987

Carson heads team that separates seven-month-old twins joined at the back of the head in a 22-hour operation. This is the first time this type of surgery is successful and Carson is cautiously optimistic.

We did everything humanly possible to bring this off.. Right now, they are in stable but critical condition. The rest of it is up to God. It will be days before doctors will have any sense of whether either boy will recover and live a normal life.

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