Two newborn conjoined twin girls attached by their livers have been successfully separated by doctors in Bucharest.
The girls were born joined by their abdomens, sharing a thin slice of liver and an umbilical cord.
They weighed just over 10lbs between them and had to be born by Caesarian section.
Romanian doctors at the Marie Curie Children's Hospital carried out a two-hour operation on the girls, named Elena and Maria, to ensure no permanet damage to their internal organs.
Head of the medical team and surgeon Radu Spataru said the portion of liver which they had shared was not a vital section.
The girls are now recovering in separate incubators in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.