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connected: the story of the seemingly impossible separation of Pedro and Augusto

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Connected follows the seemingly impossible separation of conjoined twins, Pedro and Augusto. 

The nearly 5-year-old boys came to Dayton Children’s from Guatemala in July 2021 joined at the top of the head with a 90 degree turn, classified as craniopagus O’Connell class III.

The condition is incredibly rare with an estimated 50 craniopagus twins born every year, with only an estimated 15 of those surviving more than a few months.

The documentary chronicles the two years that surgeons and staff spent preparing and executing the series of separation surgeries for this rare and complex condition.

The documentary was produced and directed by Flyback Productions, a Chicago-based production company. View full list of credits. 

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Pedro and Augusto conjoined twins at the head

meet Pedro and Augusto

Hear from some of the staff involved in the care of Pedro and Augusto about their individual personalities and what made both boys unique.

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Sean Antosh Dayton Children's

anesthesia for conjoined twins

Hear from Dr. Sean Antosh, MD, pediatric anesthesiologist on the complex details and approach for anesthesia when it came to the twins.

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snake scrub cap

a meaningful scrub cap

During the twin's final separation surgery, the team wore serpent scrub caps. Learn the meaning behind the special caps.

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Christopher Gordon
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Christopher Gordon, MD, FACS, FAAP, Division Chief

plastic and reconstructive surgery
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Rob Lober, MD, PhD, FAANS

neurosurgery
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Sean Antosh, MD

anesthesiology
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