Conjoined Twins Photo Gallery

Pictures of Conjoined Twins

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Trishna

Trishna
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Formerly conjoined twin, Trishna, is pictured here in August 2009. Photo courtesy of Royal Children's Hospital.

Conjoined twins are monozygotic multiples that do not fully separate from each other due to the incomplete division of the fertilized ovum. The individuals will be connected at certain points of the body, and may share tissue, organs or limbs. The photos in this gallery are of conjoined twins. In some pictures, the twins remain conjoined. Other photos depict the twins after surgical separation. Conjoined twins, also known as Siamese twins, are a rare type of monozygotic (identical) twins. Find more answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Conjoined Twins.

Born and orphaned in Bangladesh in 2006, Trishna and her twin sister Krishna were rescued by a charity foundation and brought to Australia where a series of surgeries saved their lives. Fully separated in November 2009, the girls were released from the hospital before their third birthday. Trishna was the weaker of the two twins, and remains unable to speak due to a tracheotomy.

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Krishna

Krishna
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Krishna, August 2009. Photo reprinted with permission of Royal Children's Hospital.

Born and orphaned in Bangladesh in 2006, Krishna and her twin sister Trishna were rescued by a charity foundation and brought to Australia where a series of surgeries saved their lives. Fully separated in November 2009, the girls were released from the hospital before their third birthday.

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Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias

Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Costa Rican conjoined twins, Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias, pictured prior to their separation surgery in November 2007. Photo courtesy of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Two-year-old Costa Rican twins, Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias, underwent separation surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California in November 2007. Learn more about them at their profile page.

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Fatma and Zahra Haidar

Fatma and Zahra Haidar
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Fatma and Zahra Haidar, conjoined twins from Iraq, prior to separation surgery in December 2006. Photo courtesy of Akram Saleh / Getty Images.

Fatma and Zahra Haidar were born in a war-torn section of Iraq. They were sent to Saudi Arabia for separation surgery after a Saudi king heard their parents' plea on television. Find out how they're doing now by reading their profile page.

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Maria Teresa and Mara de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez

Maria Teresa and Mara de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Maria Teresa and Mara de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez, craniopagus conjoined twins, prior to their separation surgery in 2002. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

These Guatemalan twins garnered a lot of media attention after their successful separation in August 2002. They're pictured here before the surgery, clearly showing the connection at the top of their head, particular to craniopagus twins. For more information, visit their profile page.

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Maria Teresa and Mara de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez

Mara de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Maria Teresa and Mara de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez, formerly conjoined twins, after their separation surgery in 2002. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

After their surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, the Quiej-Alvarez were released from the hospital. Although they returned home to Guatemala for a few months, they have been living in the United States after falling ill and requiring further medical treatment. Find out more details in their profile page.

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Ladan and Laleh Bijani

Conjoined Iranian twins, Ladan and Laleh Bijani
Conjoined Twins Photo Gallery. Conjoined Iranian twins, Ladan and Laleh Bijani. Photo courtesy of Luis Enrique Ascui / Getty Images

Iranian sisters Ladan and Laleh Bijani grasped the world's attention during their risky, and unfortnately fatal, separation surgery in July 2003. More details about the Bijani sisters.

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Jade and Erin Buckles

Conjoined Twins, Jade and Erin Buckles.
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Thoracopagus conjoined twins, Jade and Erin Buckles, prior to their separation surgery in 2004. Photo reprinted with permission of Melissa Buckles.

Connected from mid-chest to navel, Jade and Erin Buckles shared a diaphragm and liver. Erin's heart was partially in Jade's chest and they shared a pericardium (the sac around the heart). For more information, visit their profile page.

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Jade and Erin Buckles

Jade and Erin Buckles.
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Jade and Erin Buckles, twin girls who were born conjoined, pictured prior to their separation surgery in 2004. Photo reprinted with permission of Melissa Buckles.

Jade Hope and Erin Faith Buckles were born in February 2004 and underwent separation surgery later that year. They were thoracopagus conjoined twins, connected from mid-chest to navel. For more information, visit their profile page: Jade and Erin Buckles.

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Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros

Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros, prior to spearation surgery in 2006. Photo reprinted with permission of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros were born in California in 2005. The were ischiopagus tetrapus twins, joined at the lower chest through the pelvis, facing one another. They had separate heads, shoulders, arms, hearts, lungs and legs and shared part of the small intestine and the entire large intestine. Learn more about their separation surgery in August 2006 here: Conjoined Twins Profile: Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros.

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Renata Salinas Fierros

Renata Salinas Fierros
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Renata Salinas Fierros, formerly conjoined twin, after separation surgery in June 2006. Photo reprinted with permission of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Renata Salinas Fierros, and her sister Regina, were born August 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The girls were surgically separated in June 2006. Learn more about the Fierros twins and their surgical separation: Conjoined Twins Profile: Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros.

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Regina Salinas Fierros

Regina Salinas Fierros
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Regina Salinas Fierros, formerly conjoined twin, after separation surgery in June 2006. Photo reprinted with permission of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Regina Salinas Fierros, and her sister Renata, were born August 2, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The girls were surgically separated in June 2006. Learn more about the Fierros twins and their surgical separation: Conjoined Twins Profile: Regina and Renata Salinas Fierros.

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Anastasia and Tatiana (Ana and Tati) Dogaru

Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru. Photo courtesy of Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

Ana and Tati were born in January 2004 in Italy and came to the United States for medical monitoring when they were just a few months old. In April 2007, they were transferred to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Ohio to be evaluated for surgical separation.

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Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru

Ana and Tati Dogaru
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru. Photo courtesy of Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

The girls are craniopagus, joined at the back of the head. They share a circulatory system and some brain matter.

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Ana and Tati Dogaru

Conjoined twins, Anastasia (Ana) and Tatiana (Tati) Dogaru.
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Conjoined twins, Anastasia (Ana) and Tatiana (Tati) Dogaru. Photo courtesy of Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

Anastasia (Anna) is the larger twin while Tatiana (Tati) is the smaller, weaker twin who faces backwards. She was born with a heart defect that was corrected by surgeons in Dallas in 2004. Tati has high blood pressure while Anna has low blood pressure, common in a shared circulatory system. Anna has a single, nonfunctioning kidney; Tati's two kidneys function for both girls.

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Kendra and Maliyah Herrin

Kendra and Maliyah Herrin
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Kendra and Maliyah Herrin. Photo reprinted with permission of Jake Herrin.

Kendra Deene and Maliyah Mae Herrin were born February 26, 2002 in Utah. They are shown here shortly before their separation surgery in 2006. Find out more about the formerly conjoined twin sisters here: Conjoined Twins Profiles: Kendra and Maliyah Herrin.

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Maliyah and Kendra Herrin

Kendra and Maliyah Herrin
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Kendra and Maliyah Herrin. Photo reprinted with permission of Jake Herrin.

Kendra Deene and Maliyah Mae Herrin are conjoined twins from Utah. They were surgically separated in 2006 when they were four years old. Find out more about the formerly conjoined twin sisters here: Conjoined Twins Profiles: Kendra and Maliyah Herrin.

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Herrin Twins with Family

Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins.

Conjoined twins, Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, are pictured with their family prior to their surgical separation in 2006. Parents are Jake and Erin. Courtney is the girls' big sister, born in 1999. They also have younger twin brothers, Austin and Justin, who were born in 2005. Find out more about the formerly conjoined twin sisters here: Conjoined Twins Profiles: Kendra and Maliyah Herrin.

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Carl and Clarence Aguirre

Conjoned Twins Carl & Clarence Aguirre
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre, before surgery. Credit: Montefiore Medical Center/Alice Attie

Before surgery, Carol and Clarence were joined at the top of the head in a connection similar to Egyptian twins, Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim. The boys did not share brain tissue, but they did share skull bone, dura mater (the protective lining around the brain), vital blood vessels and the sagittal sinus, a large vein that takes blood away from the brain and carries it to the heart. (For more information, visit their profile page.)

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Angelina and Angelica Sabuco

Angelina and Angelica Sabuco
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Two-year-old coinjoined twins, Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, shown prior to their surgical separation in November 2011. Photo courtesy of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Two year old twin girls, Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, were born in the Philippines before making their home in San Jose, California. The twins underwent separation surgery in November 2011 at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. This facility was also the site where Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias were treated.

The Sabuco twins were connected at the chest and abdomen, with a fused liver, diaphragm, sternum, and abdominal walls. However, vital organs like their hearts, brains, kidneys, stomachs and intestines were separate. Learn more about the Sabuco twins at their profile page.

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Maria and Teresa Tapia

Maria and Teresa Tapia
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia. Visit their profile to learn more about them. Photo courtesy of World Pediatric Project

Conjoined twins Maria Teresa and Teresa Tapia were born in the Dominican Republic in April 2010. They were brought to the United States for surgical separation by the World Pediatric Project and underwent a successful surgery in November 2011. The girls were omphalopagus conjoined twins, connected at the lower chest and abdomen. They shared a liver, part of the small intestine and pancreas glands. Visit their profile to learn more about them.

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A’zhari and A’zhiah Jones

A’zhari and A’zhiah Jones
Photo Gallery of Conjoined Twins Conjoined twins A’zhari and A’zhiah Jones. Visit their profile to learn more about them. Photo courtesy of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Image used with permission.

A’zhari and A’zhiah Jones were conjoined twins born in Virginia in October 2012. They were separated in a phased process of procedures to divide their chest and abdomen and disconnect their shared liver and heart. On April 22, 2013, the girls were finally separated in a fourteen-hour surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. They are expected to fully recover and live healthy lives. The Jones girls are thoracopagus conjoined twins, the most common type of conjoined twins.

Visit their profile to learn more about them.

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