When Erin and Abby Delaney first arrived at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the very first people to meet them were team members in our Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment. In fact, their care began before they were even born. Now, two years later, they are thriving 2-year-olds.
Surgical team leaders report on this dramatic case in the recent edition of New England Journal of Medicine, and provide a progress report on their current health status. Jesse Taylor, MD, Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gregory Heuer, MD, an attending neurosurgeon, along with their team, describe the innovative devices, elaborate planning, and precisely orchestrated teamwork needed to perform the complex separation surgery at CHOP.
Since separation, the Delaney twins have received attention from across the globe. You can read a sampling of the most recent stories, which appeared nationally and internationally, by visiting the links below.