(MENAFN - Arab News) A pair of conjoined sudanese twins were separated saturday after nearly a 13-hour surgery at the king abdulaziz medical city in riyadh.
dr. abdullah al-rabeeah adviser at the royal court and leader of the surgical team congratulated custodian of the two holy mosques king abdullah crown prince salman and prince miteb bin abdullah minister of the national guard for the successful surgery that separated mahmoud and mamdouh who were joined at the chest abdomen waist and lower limbs. the twin's father thanked king abdullah for his support.
al-rabeeah earlier said that medical examinations revealed serious deformities in vital areas such as the ventricles and pulmonary artery liver and gall bladder.
the twins shared one gall bladder kidney and a single urinary system.
he said the team of surgeons followed a nine-step program for separation of the two beginning with anesthesia key hole examination of the urinary organs sterilization opening of the belly and separation of the liver.