Once-conjoined twins set to leave Dallas hospital

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:13 PM

DALLAS - Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth.

Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say the 9-month-old boys born joined at the abdomen are to be released Wednesday to a local inpatient rehabilitation center.

Owen and Emmett Ezell were separated at the hospital last August in a nine-hour surgery. The babies shared a liver and intestines.

Officials say the boys are no longer being fed intravenously but continue to be fed through tubes in their abdomens. And instead of being hooked to breathing machines, they now need only the assistance of a trachea tube.

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