2007 News Story

Conjoined twins from Cameroon in stable condition after separation surgery

The 13-month-old conjoined twins from Cameroon who underwent a successful separation surgery at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Medical City April 21 are in stable condition in intensive care.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabi’a, Executive Director of Health Affairs at the hospital and head of the surgical team that operated on the twins, said that the vital organs of both girls are functioning normally and that they have begun moving their limbs.
Phambom and Shefbou were separated in a 10-hour operation performed by a 65-member team, which included 10 Saudi women surgeons.
It is 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.