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Formerly conjoined twins released from Texas hospital

This Feb. 10, 2016 photo provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital shows conjoined twin sisters Scarlett, left, and Ximena Hernandez-Torres at Dirscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Doctors in Texas will attempt to separate the two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. The girls share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their identical triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues. (Joshua Thelin/Driscoll Children's Hospital via AP)

This Feb. 10, 2016 photo provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital shows conjoined twin sisters Scarlett, left, and Ximena Hernandez-Torres at Dirscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Doctors in Texas will attempt to separate the two 10-month-old sisters born conjoined below the waist. The girls share a colon and bladders that will be reconstructed. Their identical triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues. (Joshua Thelin/Driscoll Children's Hospital via AP)  (Driscoll Children's Hospital)

Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.

A spokesman for Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi confirmed that Ximena (huh-MEE'-nuh) and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were discharged Wednesday.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the twins moved to a Ronald McDonald House to continue their recovery with their mother and their triplet sister.

The twins are about 1 year old. They underwent an hourslong surgery last month to separate them. They had been joined at the pelvis and shared a bladder and other organs.

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Doctors have a positive outlook for the children's recovery and say the girls will require additional surgeries as they grow.

Their triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.