Craniopagus twins, Tatiana and Krista Hogan - Kafalarından Yapışık İkizler

06/16/2010 00:00:00

Krista Hogan and Tatiana Hogan (born October 25, 2006) arecraniopagusconjoinedtwins. They are joined at the top, backs, and sides of their heads. They were born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and are the only craniopagus twinscurrentlyalive in Canada.

At birth, they weredescribedas "wriggly,vigorousand veryvocal."

They live with their mother, Felicia Simms, in Vernon, British Columbia and travel to Vancouver for care at BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. Their father is Brendan Hogan.

Tests on the twin girls in April 2007 showed that Tatiana's heart is working harder than her sister's and that she has high bloodpressurebecause of it. Tatiana is smaller and lessrobustthan Krista. Asurgeryis planned to give Krista's heart a "jump start" so Tatiana's heart will not have to work so hard.

The twins'nervoussystems are highlyinterconnected; their doctors reported that when one of the girls istickled, the other jumps, and that putting apacifierin the mouth of one child could cause the other to stop crying.

Their birth, potential separation,depthofcommunitysupport and their family's financialsituationhave been subject tosignificantmediacoveragein Canada. The twins and their mother were also guests on The Tyra Banks Show in the US.

In August 2007, it wasdeclaredthe girls cannot beseparated,due tothelikelihoodof the surgery killing orparalyzingone or both girls.

Craniopagus twins, Tatiana and

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