Conjoined Twins from Madagascar Are Successfully Separated

By Susan M. Heim

Twin boys from Madagascar, who were joined at the thorax and abdomen and shared a liver, were successfully separated at a Parisian hospital. Born on June 16, 2008, Imahagaga and Imahalatsa endured a four-hour operation by a team of 20 people from France and Madagascar. According to an Associated Press article, conjoined male twins occur in 1 in 150,000 births. The boys will stay in Paris with their single mother until the summer of 2009.