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One body, two faces: Rare conjoined twins born in Sydney

Published on May 12, 2014 5:41 PM
 

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian couple have welcomed the birth of conjoined twins who have separate brains and identical faces but share a body, describing their girls as "little Aussie fighters", a report said on Monday.

Sydney couple Renee Young and Simon Howie learned at a 19-week ultrasound that their babies would be born with a rare condition called diprosopus, Woman's Day magazine reported.

"Even though there is only one body, we call them our twins," Howie told the magazine. "To us, they are our girls and we love them."

Young gave birth last Thursday by emergency caesarean, some six weeks early.

 
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