World's Oldest Conjoined Twins Were Born Nearly 70 Years Ago And They Are Still Thriving
July 1, 2019
When twins are born with their bodies connected, they are called conjoined twins. Usually, the connection is quite complex. In some cases, children may share vital organs, several parts of the digestive, genital and urinary systems, or a large portion of the body.
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There are two theories concerning the causes of conjoined twinning:
- The egg divides late and does not split up all the way.
- The egg divides but then joins back together.