Saudi medical team successfully separates Yemeni child from parasitic twin

Saudi medical team successfully separates Yemeni child from parasitic twin

A medical team led by Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah at the King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital has successfully separated a Yemeni child from her parasitic twin in a humanitarian case that was widely followed.

Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, who heads the medical and surgical team separating Siamese twins, announced the success of the operation to separate Yemeni twins Aisha Ahmed Saeed Mahimoud, who live in the Yemeni Al-Mahra Governorate, According to the Saudi Press Agency, the operation was carried out today at King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital of King Abdulaziz Medical City, an affiliate of the Ministry of National Guard in Riyadh, in accordance with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Dr. Al-Rabeeah said the medical team was able to finish the operation smoothly 45 minutes ahead of time, explaining that the operation took 7 hours and 45 minutes, done in eight stages, in which 25 doctors and specialists participated in addition to technicians and nursing cadres.
“Dr. Al-Rabeeah highlighted that this procedure is the 50th national achievement within the Saudi program for separating Siamese twins, which has spanned three decades and involved 117 cases from 22 countries across three continents,” according to the SPA.


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