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Saudi doctors separate another set of Siamese twins

Yemeni twins were conjoined, sharing various organs; their separation is the 36th in the kingdom since 1990

Saudi doctors separate another set of Siamese twins
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A team of  Saudi doctors has again successfully separated Yemeni conjoined twins, according to local media.

Thirty doctors worked for ten hours over three stages, Arab News reported.

After two hours of anesthetising the twins, they first had their intestines separated, then their livers and urinary tract, followed by bones and the final stitching.

The twins are now in intensive care at King Abdullah Pediatric Specialty Hospital.

Saudi doctors have become renown for separating Siamese twins. Since 1990, they had performed 35 such operations on twins from 18 countries, as at March, according to a report in The Mirror.

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