Conjoined twins separated at DMCH

Conjoined twins, Toufa and Tahura, have been separated through an operation at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.

The surgery started at around 8:00am which took several hours.

Hospital sources said the twins who are joined at the waist were separated around 2:15pm.

But the physicians said it would take more time to complete the surgery.

A 30-member medical team of DMCH comprised of doctors from different departments including Anesthesia, Burn and Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Urology, Radiology and Imaging are conducting the operation.

The children would go through separate operations after being separated.

The twins, shared rectum and urinary passage, were born in Gaibandha.