BALTIMORE — CAT scans on Siamese twins separated 11 days ago show no brain damage, and the 7-month-old boys opened their eyes at their mother's touch, a hospital official said Thursday.
Patrick and Benjamin Binder were born joined at the backs of their heads. They had separate brains but shared some skull bone and a major artery.
Diane Sapliway, a spokeswoman at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Benjamin was returned to the operating room for 3 1/2 hours Wednesday for skin grafts and routine cleansing of his scalp wound as a precaution against infection.
She said the skin grafts are a common procedure. Patrick was scheduled to undergo a similar procedure Thursday, she said.
Doctors said the boys continue their slow recovery, being removed from barbiturates that have kept them in an artificial coma since the 22-hour operation by a team of 70 doctors, nurses and technicians.