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article imageSaudi Siamese twins undergo successful separation surgery

By Katerina Nikolas     Dec 22, 2012 in World
Four month old Saudi Arabian Siamese twins Abdullah and Salman, were successfully separated following a nine and a half hour operation. Both twins are fine and recuperating from surgery.
Conjoined twins Abdullah and Salman, named after Saudi King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman, were born on August 7. The Saudi Gazette reported the babies were conjoined at the chest, abdominal area and the heart and liver membranes.
King Abdullah arranged for surgeons at the renowned King Abdul Aziz Medical City to perform an operation to separate the twins, at his own expense. According to Kuna the surgery was the thirtieth such operation carried out successfully by the medical team at the hospital.
Arab News reported the surgical team was led by Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who performed his first surgery on conjoined twin in 1990.
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