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Surgery to Separate Conjoined Twins Halted

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DATE: September 12, 2004

Surgery to Separate Conjoined Twins Halted

The latest update regarding the separation of conjoined twins, Lea and Tabea Block:

Posted: 9:30 a.m. 9/12/04

Metabolic complications caused one twin's vital signs to become unstable, and surgery was temporarily halted at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in order to stabilize the twins. The twins are currently stable and are being kept under anesthesia to enable their bodies to rest and heal. The team is confident that the twins are strong; surgery may resume within a week if they remain stable. A press conference tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 has been canceled. No further media updates will be posted at this time.

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