Conjoined Twin Girls Separated in Philadelphia

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) -- Surgeons at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia have successfully separated eight-month-old conjoined twins.

Allison and Amelia Tucker were joined at the lower chest and stomach and shared a liver before the seven-hour surgery.

Their lead doctor says he expects a full recovery for both girls, who should be able to lead full, healthy, and independent lives.

Allison and Amelia have a two-year-old brother waiting for them back home in upstate New York.

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