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Cairo: A specialised Saudi medical team has successfully separated Yemeni conjoined twins at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, the head of the team said.
The separation procedure of female twins Mawadah and Rahmah has seen several "accomplishments" including the immediate recovery of the twins after the operation, which has happened for the first time, said Dr Abdullah Al Rabeah added, Gulf News reported.
Dr Rabeah, a royal advisor and the supervisor-general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre said,
"Besides, the twins did not need blood and this happened also for the first time. The time of the operation was cut from 11 hours to five at the hands of 28 Saudi doctors and specialists".
According to the Saudi news agency SPA, Dr Al Rabeah added, "The operation went smoothly in all its stages without any complications. The twins are in good health,"
SPA added that the operation was carried out on the orders of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Dr Al Rabeah said the separation surgery performed at King Abdullah Specialised Children's Hospital in Riyadh was the 52nd surgery performed in Saudi Arabia.
In a video, the mother of the twins collapses after seeing the twins separated for the first time since birth.
They shared a liver and intestines and were conjoined at the lower chest and abdomen.