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Saudi conjoined twins Sheikha and Shumukh to be separated on Thursday

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The separation operation of the Saudi Siamese twins Sheikha and Shumukh will be conducted at King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital in King Abdul Aziz Medical City on Thursday.

In accordance with the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah, the head of the medical and surgical team, said the operation will take place on Thursday and is expected to last for 12 hours in seven stages.

It will involve about 25 doctors and specialists as well as technicians and nursing staff, he added.

Dr. Al-Rabiah explained that the twin females, four months old, weigh 5.2 kilograms each and are attached at the lower abdomen and pelvic region.