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Budapest Hospital Team to Assist Siamese Twins’ Separation in Dhaka

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.07.17.

A team of 11 doctors and medical assistants led by neurosurgeon András Csókay from Budapest’s Honvéd Hospital will assist with the last operation to separate a pair of Siamese twins conjoined at their skulls and brains, the hospital said on Wednesday.

Preparatory surgery to separate three-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 Action For Defenceless People Foundation told MTI on Tuesday.

Conjoined Bangladeshi Twins Arrive in Budapest for Treatment

The operation was part of the second phase of a series on interventions aimed at separating the twins. The first phase, including groundbreaking 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 said on Tuesday that their medical team will perform the final operation in Bangladesh within a short period of time.

The Honvéd hospital said that the operation will take place in the central military hospital of Dhaka at the end of July and is expected to take two days.

Featured photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA