2007 News Story

Cameroonian conjoined twins to be brought to the Kingdom for possible surgery

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has directed that a pair of Cameroonian conjoined twins be brought to the Kingdom for possible separation surgery at the National Guard King Abdulaziz Medical City.  Saudi Ambassador to Cameroon Amjad Bdaiwi informed the parents of King Abdullah’s generous gesture, which includes transportation and accommodations for the family and medical tests for the twins, yesterday in Yaoundé.

Eleven sets of conjoined twins have been successfully separated at King Abdulaziz Medical City to date.  A set of Omani conjoined twins arrived in Saudi Arabia December 22, 2006 for medical examinations to determine if a separation operation is possible.