• Thursday, October 06, 2022

ASIA

Bangladesh separates conjoined twins in rare surgery

The surgeons said the next few days would be critical for the twins.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Ten-month-old Bangladeshi Siamese twins were recovering in hospital Wednesday (2) after what surgeons hailed as the country’s “groundbreaking” first successful separation operation on conjoined siblings. Sisters Tofa and Tahura, who were born conjoined at the spine and rectum, underwent a grueling nine hours in surgery under the care of two dozen doctors. “It is the first time we have successfully separated critically conjoined twins in Bangladesh,” paediatric surgeon Abdul Hanif of Dhaka Medical College Hospital said. “It’s a groundbreaking operation in our medical history,” Hanif said, adding that it had been “extremely complex”. Almost all Bangladeshi conjoined twins fail to survive…

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