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June 12, 2009

Abby and Belle Carlsen: Three Years Later

By Lee Aase

Abbigail and Isabelle Carlsen of Fargo, North Dakota, returned to Mayo Clinic yesterday and today with their parents Jesse and Amy for their three-year checkups. The formerly conjoined twins were separated at Mayo Clinic on May 12, 2006 in a daylong operation.

Reporter Matt Russell from the Rochester Post-Bulletin interviewed the family after the girls’ last appointment and before they headed back to Fargo. Below is some video from the interview:

Abby and Belle were the first of three sets of conjoined twins successfully separated at Mayo Clinic between May 2006 and January 2007. The third, Abbygail and Madysen Fitterer, from Bismarck, North Dakota, returned for their checkups earlier this month.

Here's the Post-Bulletin story.


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Tags: 5306, 5307, 5335, Abbigail Carlsen, Amy Carlsen, Carlsen Twins, Conjoined Twins, Isabelle Carlsen, Jesse Carlsen, Mayo Clinic, Pediatrics

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