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Dating twins

Surgery to separate conjoined twins may range from very easy to very hard, depending on the point of attachment and the internal parts that are shared.

The most famous pair of conjoined twins was Chang and Eng Bunker (Thai: อิน-จัน, In-Chan) (1811–1874), Thai brothers born in Siam, now Thailand. Chang and Eng were joined by a band of flesh, cartilage, and their fused livers at the torso.

In modern times, they could have been easily separated.

The boys shared a liver but had separate hearts and were successfully separated at North Side Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio by Bertram Katz.

The operation was funded by the Ohio Crippled Children's Service Society.

Recent successful separations of conjoined twins include that of the separation of Ganga & Jamuna Shreshta in 2001, who were born in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2000.

The 197-hour surgery on the pair of craniopagus twins was a landmark one which took place in Singapore; the team was led by neurosurgeons Chumpon Chan and Keith Goh.

Unfortunately, an undetected major vein hidden from the scans was discovered during the operation.

The separation was completed but both women died while still in surgery on July 8, 2003.

Embryo splitting in which zygote divide asexually, to produce identical children, is blocked by mitosis inhibitor. Augustine of Hippo in his book City of God refers to a man "double in his upper, but single in his lower half--having two heads, two chests, four hands, but one body and two feet like an ordinary man." The earliest known documented case of conjoined twins dates from the year 942, when a pair of conjoined twin brothers from Armenia were brought to Constantinople for medical evaluation.

In Arabia, the twin brothers Hashim ibn Abd Manaf and 'Abd Shams were born with Hashim's leg attached to his twin brother's head.

Several sets of conjoined twins lived during the nineteenth century and made careers for themselves in the performing arts, though none achieved quite the same level of fame and fortune as Chang and Eng. Smith, at birth, but were soon kidnapped by a rival showman.