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Greek Siamese sisters ‘fine’ after separation

Two conjoined baby girls from Greece successfully separated in a hospital in Rome on Saturday will soon be able to leave intensive care and could go home after a couple of weeks, the doctor who headed the operation said yesterday. Concezio Di Rocco said the four-month old, Thessaloniki-born sisters are «fine… and will be able to survive and function normally.» The girls were born joined above the eye socket but did not share a brain. They were separated following a 13-hour operation, in which over 30 doctors and nurses took part, at a private hospital in Rome. «The twins were really sweet… when they woke up,» Di Rocco said. «One was feeling better than the other and was putting her hand into her sister’s mouth.»