Hungarian Doctors Successfully Separate Siamese Twins Conjoined at Head
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.02.
A team of Hungarian doctors has successfully separated Rabeya and Rokaiya, Siamese twins conjoined at the head, in a 30-hour operation ending on Friday in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Cselekvés a Kiszolgáltatottakért Alapítvány (Foundation for Defenceless People) that organised the operation, told MTI.
The three-year-old Bangladeshi twins are in a stable condition but complications cannot be ruled out, the foundation said.
Photo by András Táborosi/Cselekvés a Kiszolgáltatottakért Alapítvány (Foundation for Defenceless People)
Apart from ensuring a better quality of life for the children, “Operation Freedom”, as the series of operations has been dubbed, is also a trailblazer for new treatment methods, the foundation said.
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.