Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital discharged

Twin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery.

Texas Children’s Hospital on Thursday announced the latest step in recovery for Hope Elizabeth Richards and Anna Grace Richards.

The girls were born Dec. 29, 2016, at the hospital’s Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and were premature, at just over 35 weeks. Separation surgery was done Jan. 13.

Hospital officials say Anna Grace was discharged March 2. Hope Elizabeth left the hospital Wednesday with her family after being reunited with her twin as medical personnel who took care of the youngsters said goodbye.

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