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Aug 13, 2019

One of the successfully separated Siamese twins wakes up

Rabeya, one of the recently separated three-year-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head since birth, has woken up. Her sister Rokaiya is still under deep anaesthesia and on respiratory support but is now breathing independently.

Rabeya, one of the recently separated three-year-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins conjoined at the head since birth, has woken up.

According to MTI, the child moved her limbs, recognized her mother, and is observing her surroundings.

Cselekvés a Kiszolgáltatottakért Alapítvány (Foundation for Defenceless People), who organized the operation, said her sister, Rokaiya, is still under deep anaesthesia and on respiratory support but is now breathing independently. 

The foundation said deep anaesthesia is a professionally normal process of recovery after this type of complex and lengthy operation, where the two girls’ brains and skulls needed separation.

At this stage, the work of Hungarian anaesthesiologists 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.

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.

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