Conjoined twins survive miraculous surgery at Medical City Children's hospital in Dallas
Conjoined twins Owen and Emmett Ezell are in stable condition after successful surgery August 24 at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas. Surgeons waited about a month to separate the infant brothers, who were born July 15 and joined from breast bone to belly button.
Among other health concerns, the babies were born with a birth defect called an omphalocele, meaning their intestines were outside of their bodies, covered only by a thin layer of tissue. Before being separated, the boys shared a liver and bowels.
At birth, Owen and Emmett weighed a combined 11 pounds, 15 ounces. They spent six weeks in Medical City's Level 4 NICU, and prior to Saturday's surgery, the boys weighed more than 16 pounds.
Parents Dave and Jenni Ezell are scheduled to speak about the miraculous surgery at 1:30 pm today. We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.