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Conjoined twins who faced each other separated in California surgery

LOS ANGELES: Conjoined 2-year-old twin girls who were separated at a California hospital this week were recovering in stable condition after 17 hours of surgery, officials said on Thursday. Separation surgery is performed about five times a year in the United States, with doctors successfully handling one last month in Memphis, Tennessee, on twin sisters born in Nigeria. The operation on Erika and Eva Sandoval, who faced each other, was done at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, part of the Stanford University health…