Making Broken Children Normal

Pediatric head and face surgeon extraordinaire Kenneth Salyer learned early on that this was the way that I could help

On June 2, 2001, Mohamed and Ahmed Ibrahim were born to a rural laborer and his wife in a small village 500 miles from Cairo. The boys were healthy except for one thing: They're "Siamese twins," fused together at the crown of their heads. Such cases are extremely rare: Only one in every 700,000 births result in conjoined twins. And children joined at the head are rarest and most difficult to separate. Though each boy has his own brain, certain parts are shared, including the critical drainage system that moves excess fluid away from the brain.

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