Separation Surgery Series of the Bangladeshi Craniopagus Twins Continues in Hungary

The head-conjoined twins, whose separation surgery series called “Operation Freedom” have been undertaken exclusively by the Hungarian team of Action for Defenceless People Foundation, arrived to Hungary on January 5, 2019. The two-year-old Rabeya and Rukaya arrive for diagnostic and preparatory examinations necessary for the final skull separation operation and a special plastic surgery which involves the implantation of tissue expanders.

The first step of the three-stage surgery series, the separation of the conjoined vascular system of the twins’ brains, was carried out successfully with a so-called endovascular method by Dr. Istvan Hudak, neurosurgeon, during two operations at Dhaka Medical College Department of Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery in Bangladesh in February and August 2018.

The arrival of the craniopagus twins to Hungary was preceded by serious consideration, which resulted in the conclusion that the procedure of the expander insertion must be carried out under the best conditions from the medical point of view, using the most effective tools and devices possible. The plastic surgical part of the operation is coordinated by Dr. Gergely Pataki, Hungarian plastic surgeon along with a team of plastic surgeons from Dhaka Medical College. The “major surgery” of the final separation of the brain and skull will be led by Dr. Andras Csokay PhD, neurosurgeon of the Foundation, and that must be prepared by thorough examinations.


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