The extraordinary case of the conjoined hensel twins: a look inside their lives

Fortunately, the Hansel siblings didn’t suffer from any major medical issues. However, the sisters had a close call when they were 12, and their folks had to rush them for emergency surgery. Fearing for their lives, the medical professionals recommended that they go through surgery. The procedure is aimed at alleviating the constant pressure crushing their lungs.
With fused ribcages, there wasn’t enough room to accommodate their growing organs. The surgery went well, and the physicians solved the issue by expanding their ribcages. It meant that they had more room to accommodate their growing body and in essence, the sisters were out of the woods.