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Andrew and Alex Olson


Updated December 04, 2003

Twins' Names:

Andrew and Alex Olson




Elk Point, South Dakota

Type of Conjoined Twins:

Omphalopagus (They shared a liver and their intestines were entwined; each boy had an autonomous leg and shared a third.)

Separation Date:

April 1988

Separation Location:

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Each boy lost a leg in the separation. Andrew uses a wheelchair and will enter the 11th grade in 2003. Alex suffered brain trauma as an infant that left him mentally disabled.

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