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Saudi Siamese twins separated after a 7-hour operation (photos)

A Saudi surgical team was able to successfully separate Siamese twins connected to the hip, in a 7-hour surgery that was carried out in 7 stages. The operation came in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Crown Prince, and 28 consultants, specialists, and nursing and technical cadres participated in it. After a rare separation operation in Jordan.. Yemeni Siamese twins return to SanaaThe advisor at the royal court, general supervisor of the King Salman Relief Center, and head of the medical and surgical team in separating Siamese twins, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, explained that this is the fifty-three operation of the Saudi program for separating conjoined twins. He revealed that the Saudi program was able, during 32 years, to take care of 127 Siamese twins from 23 brotherly and friendly countries, stressing the Kingdom’s pioneering role in humanitarian work in general and medical work in particular, indicating that this embodies the ambitious vision led by Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Covenant Prime Minister. For his part, the head of the pediatric anesthesia department, Dr. Nizar Al-Zoghaibi, explained that the anesthesia stage passed smoothly, and all vital monitoring devices were put in place to ensure the safety of the twins, and the anesthesia plan was modified to suit the use of physiological control. The head of the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dr. Mutasim Al-Zoubi, stated that the operation was accurate due to the narrow adhesion area at the bottom of the spinal cord and the need to use modern physiological monitoring devices to ensure the separation of nerve overlaps. Plastic surgery consultant, Dr. Hanan Al-Husseinan, stated that the joint area was determined and a patch of membranes and adjacent skin was used to cover the space after separation to ensure its proper shape. At the end of the operation, the muscles and nerves were examined to ensure their integrity and cover the wounds, then the twins were transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit to be under supervision during the next two days.

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