Milestones Aug. 19, 2002

SEPARATED. CONJOINED TWINS, in a 22-hour operation; in Los Angeles. Year-old Guatemalan sisters Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez, who were joined at the skull and faced different directions, are progressing well after a 50-member team at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA worked around the clock to separate the shared skull and untangle the blood vessels that connected them. Born to Alba Leticia Alvarez, 23, and Wenceslao Quiej Lopez, 21, a banana packer, the girls, whose development prior to the surgery was normal, have been given a good chance of survival.

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