Abby and Belle Carlsen: Three Years Later

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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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3 Responses to “Abby and Belle Carlsen: Three Years Later”

  1. Abigail and isabelle carlsen | Self-Centered Says:

    […] Abby and Belle Carlsen: Three Years Later « Sharing Mayo ClinicAbby and Belle Carlsen: Three Years Later. By Lee Aase. Abbigail and Isabelle Carlsen of Fargo, North Dakota, returned to Mayo Clinic … […]

  2. Helen Beth Perry Says:

    I’m curious as whether the climate of the Dakotas could have caused these darling little girls to be conjoined. I’m sure that fact has been brought up and wonder if an answer has been found or not?

  3. Mayo Clinic Recognized for Pediatric Care « Mayo Clinic News Says:

    […] conjoined twins Abby and Belle Carlsen and Abbygail and Madysen Fitterer returning to Mayo Clinic for check ups, more than two years after […]

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