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Feb 04, 2019

Hungarian doctors to perform second operation to separate Siamese twins from Bangladesh

In the procedure, Dr Gergely Pataki will implant a tissue expander under their skin, which will allow for ‘easier’ surgery at a later date

In the next 48 hours, a team of Hungarian doctors will perform the next operation to separate Siamese twins from Bangladesh.

In the procedure, Dr Gergely Pataki will implant a tissue expander under their skin, which will allow for ‘easier’ surgery at a later date.

The operation is the second in a series aimed at separating the Siamese twins conjoined at their skulls and brains.

In August 2018, we revealed how doctors succeeded in separating the veins in the brains of the two-year-old patients.

Neurological surgeon András Csókay said complicated operations in which the skulls and the brains are to be separated still lie ahead. Further operations carry a huge risk: on average both patients die in nearly 50 percent of separation procedures.

The twins and their family are currently living in Budapest while the procedures are taking place.