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Saudi team set to separate Sudanese Siamese twin

The operation will be conducted over nine stages and will last up to 15 hours, with the participation of 28 specialists

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The medical and surgical team at King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh have confirmed they will attempt to seperate Sudanese twin separation (Ramah and Wadah) this coming Saturday.

Saudi state run news agency said that the operation will take place in implementation of the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Lead surgeon Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah said that the separation will be conducted over nine stages and will last up to 15 hours, with the participation of more than 28 specialists in anesthesiology, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics, urology, nursing, technicians, expecting the success of the operation rates at 70 percent.

Saudi Arabia is a leading country specialized in the seperation of conjoined twins following the successful operation on conjoined Saudi twins earlier this month.