Iraqi conjoined twins’ surgery starts at King Abdulaziz Medical City

April 10, 2014

In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, surgery to separate two conjoined Iraqi twins began at the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) of the National Guard in Riyadh this morning. The surgery, being carried out by a 23-member medical team led by Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, is expected to encompass six stages and last seven hours. A medical examination showed that the twins, named Chris and Christian, are connected down the chest and abdomen and share a liver.

Since 1990, 31 sets of conjoined twins have been separated in the Kingdom, with a success rate of 80 percent.