Conjoined twins Abby and Erin Delaney were born in July, 2016. Connected at the head, the infant girls shared blood vessels, the outermost membrane of the brain, and significant portions of the sagittal sinus. Nearly one year later, after a series of preparatory procedures, the time came to separate them.
Although the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia had performed almost two dozen separation surgeries on conjoined twins up to that point, the procedure on the Delaneys was their first involving craniopagus twins.
The healthcare facility created a video to share the story of the surgical journey shared by the girls and the whole medical team.