27 medics successfully separate Iraqi conjoined twins
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A 27-medics team successfully conducted an operation to separate the Iraqi conjoined twins, Ali and Omar.
The team included consultants, specialists, nurses and medical staff at King Abdullah Specialty Children’s Hospital in Riyadh.
The operation was based on the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The head of the medical team, Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabeeah, said earlier that the operation was expected to be conducted over six phases and take as long as 11 hours.
He estimated the success rate at 70 per cent due to the fact that the twins were conjoined from the lower chest and abdomen and shared a liver, the bile ducts and intestines.