Algerian conjoined twins successfully separated

March 18, 2011

A pair of Algerian conjoined twins, Sarah and Ikram, successfully underwent separation surgery yesterday at the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh. Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who led the surgical team, gave reporters an account of the complicate procedure, which involved nine phases, after its completion.

Algerian Ambassador to the Kingdom Alhabeeb Adami thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who ordered the surgery to take place in the Kingdom at his own expense.

Yesterday’s operation brings to twenty-nine the total number of successful separation surgeries that have been performed on conjoined twins in Riyadh.