Girl Born as Conjoined Twin in Panama Undergoes Historic Surgery in L.A.

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Ana Paula was born in a rural village in Panama joined at the pelvis with her twin sister. (Credit: KTLA)

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A 2-year-old Panamanian girl born a conjoined twin was separated at 20 days of life, leaving one twin deceased and the surviving twin, Ana Paula, with three legs, a third kidney, and other complexities.

This weekend the girl underwent a rare complex surgery in Los Angeles that has never been documented in medical text books.

Christina Pascucci reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

The toddler’s trip to Los Angeles for treatment was made possible through a collaborative effort between Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles and the Children of War Foundation, which secured funding for Ana Paula’s medical costs and long-term rehabilitative care.

Click here for more information on the Children of War Foundation.

To donate to help cover Ana Paula’s medical care go to Shrinershospitals.org.

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