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UCLA Surgeons Complete Skin Expansion Procedure On Conjoined Twins

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June 27, 2002
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University Of California - Los Angeles
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Doctors at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital completed a skin expansion procedure at 3:30 p.m. on June 24 on Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez, 11-month-old twins joined at the skull. UCLA plastic surgeons implanted balloons under the babies' scalps to stretch the skin enough to cover their heads after their separation surgery next month.

Doctors at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital completed a skin expansion procedure at 3:30 p.m. on June 24 on Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez, 11-month-old twins joined at the skull. UCLA plastic surgeons implanted balloons under the babies' scalps to stretch the skin enough to cover their heads after their separation surgery next month.


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