Oklahoma conjoined twins separated - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oklahoma conjoined twins separated

Oklahoma City_Conjoined twins born Oct. 25 have been separated by surgeons at OU Medical Center during an operation that remains ongoing early Monday afternoon.  Hospital spokesman Allen Poston says Preslee Faith Wells and Kylee Hope Wells, who had been joined at the chest since birth, were separated at 12:14 p.m., a little more than an hour after the operation began.

The process involved splitting the girls' livers and a tissue bridge that connected them.  Poston says that after the girls were separated, they were placed on their backs on separate beds in the operating room so that the surgical team, led by David Tuggle and Cameron Mantor, could begin the closing process. The operation is expected to last four to six hours.

Poston says the twins' parents, Stevie Stewart and Kyle Wells of Calumet, are "very emotional'' and surrounded by about 25 family members and friends in a waiting room at the hospital.

Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

    Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-08-17 08:18:54 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:21:01 GMT

    President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China.

    President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China.

  • Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

    Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-08-17 07:49:12 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:20:59 GMT

    A growing number of business leaders on the councils had openly criticized his remarks laying blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally on "both sides."

    A growing number of business leaders on the councils had openly criticized his remarks laying blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally on "both sides."

  • Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

    Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-08-16 07:58:31 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:19:53 GMT

    Trump's remarks Tuesday amounted to a rejection of the Republicans, business leaders and White House advisers who earlier this week had pushed the president to more forcefully and specifically condemn the KKK members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who took to the streets of Charlottesville.

    Trump's remarks Tuesday amounted to a rejection of the Republicans, business leaders and White House advisers who earlier this week had pushed the president to more forcefully and specifically condemn the KKK members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who took to the streets of Charlottesville.

Powered by Frankly