Hungarian doctors give update on separated Siamese twins

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Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head who were successfully separated by a team of Hungarian doctors early in August have years of rehabilitation ahead of them, the physicians who headed the series of medical procedures, dubbed “Operation Freedom”, said at an update of the girls’ condition in Budapest over the weekend.

“The series of operations has not ended. Secondary skull construction and other rehabilitation could take years,” chief coordinator Gergely Pataki said at the press conference. Rabeya “is smiling, talking, eating, and her mother can hold her”, while Rokaiya is still in a medically induced coma after suffering a viral infection, he said.

The girls’ neurological status and their outlook can be assessed after a couple of months, he added.

The doctors plan to travel back to Bangladesh to continue operating on Rabeya and Rokaiya in 3-6 months.

Operation Freedom was organised by the Foundation for Defenceless People.



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