Conjoined twins separated in surgery doing well

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman whose 2-year-old twins were separated at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh says it was a shock to learn she was pregnant.

Twins Dagian (DAY'-zhee-uhn) and Danielle Lee were joined from the breastbone to the pelvis. They were separated in a marathon surgery Dec. 13 and doctors say they're doing well. Each has only one leg and doctors say prosthetics are a possibility.

The mother, Catherine Nickson, says she had been told after her first child that she was unable have any more children. She was complaining of pain when she went to a doctor and was told she was pregnant with twins. She says she thought the doctor was joking.


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