Conjoined Gaibandha twins separated at DMCH

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Dhaka, August 01: The conjoined twins of Gaibandha — Tofa and Tahura – have been separated, according to the last update received from the operation theatre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

A doctor present at the surgery said the twins, joined at the waist, were separated around 2:15pm and that the completion of the surgery would take more time.

The twins, now 10-month-old, grew up together. They were joined from back to below their waist and shared one anus.

Daughters of Shahida and Raju Mia from Gaibandha, the twins were believed to have been suffering from a medical condition called ‘Pygopagus’ in which two individuals are joined at the buttocks.

A 30-member medical team of DMCH comprised of doctors from different departments including anesthesia, burn and plastic surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology and radiology are operating on the children.

This would be the first time ever in the history of pediatric surgery in the country in which a pair of ‘Pygopagus’ twins will be separated, pediatric surgeons of DMCH said.