Conjoined UK Twin Dies After Separation

Lung failure dooms week-old Hope Williams; sister Faith in stable condition
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2008 10:33 AM CST
London's Great Ormond Street Hospital is considered to be on of the best in Europe at separating conjoined twins.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A British conjoined twin died today, one day after being separated from her sister, the BBC reports. One-week-old Hope Williams’ “lungs were too small to support her breathing and circulation,” the lead surgeon at a London hospital said. Her sister, Faith, is stable but needs more surgery. The twins, born Nov. 26, shared a liver but had separate hearts.