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One of Separated Siamese Twins Already Awake

Hungary Today 2019.08.12.

One of the recently separated three-year-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head since birth, Rabeya, woke up, moved her limbs, recognized her mother, and is observing her surroundings, Cselekvés a Kiszolgáltatottakért Alapítvány (Foundation for Defenceless People), who organised the operation, told wire service MTI.

Her sister, Rokaiya, is still under deep anesthesia and on respiratory support but is now breathing independently. Deep anesthesia is a professionally normal process of recovery after this type of complex and lengthy operation, where the two girls’ brains and skulls needed separation, the foundation said.

Photo by Cselekvés a Kiszolgáltatottakért Alapítvány (Foundation for Defenceless People)

At this stage, the work of Hungarian anesthesiologists led by Marcell Csapody is the most indispensable to relieve or stop the pain while controlling and balancing the little girls’ vital functions, the foundation added.

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At the beginning of August, a 35-strong team of Hungarian doctors and assistants led by András Csókay successfully carried out the final procedure of separating Rabeya and Rokaiya, three-year-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head. The twins have since been in stable condition but kept under deep anesthesia.

featured image: Cselekvés a Kiszolgáltatottakért Alapítvány/ Sanjida Kamal