2007 News Story

Cameroonian conjoined twins leave the Kingdom after successful separation surgery

Conjoined twins from Cameroon who were successfully separated at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Medical City on April 21 have recovered sufficiently to return to their home country.

The twin girls, Phambom and Shefbou, were separated in a 10-hour operation performed by a 65-member team, which included 10 Saudi women surgeons.

The girls’ operation was the 13th successful separation surgery performed at the King Abdulaziz Medical City. Since 1990, three sets of Saudi twins were separated, as well as two sets from Sudan and one each from Malaysia, Egypt, the Philippines, Poland, Morocco, Oman and Iraq. The surgeries were all performed on the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.