The specialized surgical team was able to separate the Syrian Siamese twins “Ihsan and Bassam” attached to the lower chest, abdomen, liver and intestines, at King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children, King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh.
The head of the medical and surgical team, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, expressed, in a press statement after the operation, his great happiness at the success of the operation to separate the Syrian Siamese twins (Ihsan and Bassam), which lasted seven and a half hours, and was conducted in five stages, with the participation of 26 Saudi cadres specialized in separating twins. Which is No. 58 in the series of successes of the Saudi Program for the Separation of Siamese Twins, which enjoys the support and follow-up of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Crown Prince.
during the separation process
Dr. Al-Rabeeah explained that the twin “Ihsan” is considered an intruder on his brother, “Bassam”, due to the absence of the urinary and reproductive system (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and male genitalia).
Ihsan also suffers from major congenital defects in the heart that impede his life with atrophy in neurological development, and he has insufficiency and congenital defects in the intestines, so the medical team considers that the child (Ihsan) will not live for more than a few days based on the major deficiencies in his body. its members, pointing out that this operation is considered a rescue operation for the twins (Bassam), whose condition, praise be to God, is stable, and the operation, praise be to God, is considered successful by all standards.
after the end of the process
The medical team led by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah
For their part, the parents of the twins expressed their thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince, for the specialized medical team to perform the operation to separate the twins and provide them with the necessary treatment, praising the Kingdom’s great humanitarian work, appreciating the warm reception and hospitality throughout their stay in Saudi Arabia.