Conjoined Twins Born with 1 body in Indonesia Can't Be Separated
Conjoined twins born with one body in Jakarta, Indonesia, share the same body and all vital organs, except for their hearts and heads, but they will never be able to be separated.
"This is final. They can't be separated," said Tubagus Odih, a child surgeon at Arifin Achmad Hospital where the boys are recovering.
They have not yet been named, but they have two heads, two hearts, and only one pair of lungs and two arms and legs. They weighed 7 pounds at birth.
They were delivered via cesarean section and remain in critical condition in hospital.
Their story is similar to the tale of Abigail and Brittany Hensel born in the United States.
The girls, born in 1990, are highly summetric dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins, meaning their share body parts, but have two heads, with two spines, and each have control of one arm and leg.
They have since lived a full life, with achievements like getting their drivers licenses, graduating from high school, and going to college in Minnesota.
In conversation, they are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Despite sharing a body, the twins' preferences in food, clothing color, etc. differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality.