By Arab News
A specialized surgical team managed to separate Saudi conjoined twins who were attached from the hip and shared a spinal cord in a surgery that lasted for seven hours over seven stages, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The surgey, which was carried out under directives from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, required 28 consultants, specialists and nursing and technical personnel.
It is the 53rd surgery conducted under the Saudi program to separate conjoined twins, according to Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, who is also head of the medical and surgical team for surgeries of separating conjoined twins.
At the end of the surgery, muscles and nerves were examined to ensure the safety of the twins and cover the wounds, before the patients were transferred to a children’s intensive care unit to be placed under supervision over the next two days.
Members of the medical team wished the twins a speedy recovery and expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the king and crown prince for their support for the Saudi program to separate conjoined twins, SPA added.