Successful operation to separate twin girls

Rosie and Ruby Formosa needed an emergency operation to separate them after they were born. Credit: Medical Illustration/PA Wire

A mother has described her joy after a successful operation to separate her conjoined twins.

Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who are only 12 weeks old, needed an emergency operation to separate them after they were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of the intestine.

The identical girls underwent an operation at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) on July 27 - the day after they were born.

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Twins successfully separated

A mother has described her joy after a successful operation to separate her conjoined twins. Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of the intestine, needed an emergency operation to separate them.