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Breaking Birth: Siamese Twins Were Born In Budapest – Updated

According index.hu conjoined twins were born at the maternity ward of the Semmelweis University’s Clinics. The mother origins from Transdanubian area of Hungary, and the conjoining was not a medical fault during the pregnancy.

Births of conjoined twins, whose skin and internal organs are fused together, are rare. Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births, and their survival is anything but assured. Approximately 40 to 60 percent of conjoined twins arrive stillborn, and about 35 percent survive only one day. The overall survival rate of conjoined twins is somewhere between 5 percent and 25 percent. For some reason, female siblings seem to have a better shot at survival than their male counterparts. Approximately 70 percent of all conjoined twins are girls.

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The most famous pair of conjoined twins was Chang and Eng Bunker, Thai brothers born in Siam, now Thailand. They traveled with around the world with the P. T. Barnum’s circus for many years and were labeled as the Siamese Twins. In modern times, they could have been easily separated. After a famous pair the term “Siamese twins” came to be used as a synonym for conjoined twins.

According index.hu the Hungarian conjoined twins were born to the 30th week and they are fused together at their hearts. The doctors are fighting for the twin’s life.

UPDATE: The siamese twins of Budapest Died on the 1st of March 2017.

Rest In Peace!

via: index.hu; umm.edu

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