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SEPARATION OF SIAMESE TWINS TO BE CONCLUDED IN BANGLADESH

 

A Hungarian medical team of the Action For Defenceless People Foundation will perform the last operation to separate a pair of Siamese twins conjoined at their skulls and brains in Bangladesh, the foundation said. Preparatory surgery to separate two-year-old Rabeya and Rokaiya was performed in Hungary on January 25 this year. During the operation, led by dr Gergely Pataki, a tissue expander system of Hungarian design was implanted. The operation was part of the second phase of a series on interventions aimed at separating the twins.

The first phase, including ground-breaking work to separate the blood flow of the brains, was conducted by a Hungarian team led by István Hudák in Bangladesh in August 2018. The foundation told MTI in a statement that the “twins are in an optimal condition” which allows their final separation within a short period of time.