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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A surgeon says a complicated procedure to separate conjoined South Texas infants went well and the girls face several months of hospital care.

A statement from Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi says the 10-month-old sisters were recovering Wednesday in pediatric intensive care.

Dr. Haroon Patel led Tuesday's 12 hours of surgery to separate Ximena (huh-MEE'-nuh) and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres. Patel says the operations, with a team of medical specialists, went smoothly.

The girls, born last May 16, shared a colon and bladders. Their identical triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.

Patel says Ximena and Scarlett will require additional surgeries as they grow.

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