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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors.
The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.
The medical team of a Hungarian charity, Action for Defenceless People Foundation, was led by Dr. Andras Csokay.
The separation process dubbed “Operation Freedom” was a cooperative effort between doctors from both countries.
Three operations were needed to separate the girls.
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The process began last year in Dhaka with the separation of the shared cerebral vein parts. Earlier this year, in Budapest, the twins were implanted with a special, Hungarian-designed system to expand their skin and soft tissue.
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