Conjoined Sudanese twins to be seperated on Sunday in Riyadh

The surgery is imperative to the twins survaval as they suffer from congenital and respitaory problems. (SPA)

The King Abdullah Specialist Pediatric Hospital at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh will conduct a surgery to separate two Sudanese twins on Sunday.

The operation, which will be conducted on the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will separate the 13-month-old conjoined female twins Joud and Junna who are connected through the chest and abdomen areas.

According to Dr Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works, and head of the surgical team, the twins share a liver and heart valve.

التوأم السوداني

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“They suffer from breathing difficulties with a partial failure of the lungs and frequent chest infections and have congenital defects in the pulmonary veins. The expected success rate of the surgery 60 percent, God willing,” he said.
 

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