Separation surgery for Yemeni conjoined twins begins in Riyadh
A medical team, led by Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, started Thursday morning a surgery to separate Yemeni conjoined twins “Mauda and Rahma”.
The surgery comes in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and is being performed at King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH).
The surgery is expected to take around 11 hours and is implemented in six surgical phases. The medical team consists of 28 doctors and specialists, in addition to technicians and nursing staff.
The twins are conjoined in the lower chest and abdomen, and according to pre-surgical examinations, they share the liver and intestines.
With Thursday’s surgery, twin separation surgeries total 52 as part of the Saudi Program for Separating Conjoined Twins. The program reviewed more than 124 cases of conjoined twins from 23 countries on three continents for possible surgery.