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Nigerian Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated by Saudi Surgeons After 14-Hours Of Surgery

  • A team of Saudi surgeons accomplished the successful separation of Nigerian conjoined twins, Hassana and Hassina, following an extensive 14-hour surgery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Led by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, a prominent advisor to the Saudi Royal Court, the 85-member multidisciplinary team included medical and surgical specialists, as well as nursing and technical staff.
  • Saudi Arabia’s commitment to humanitarian aid is evident through its previous assistance in 130 cases of conjoined twins from 23 different countries, with Hassana and Hassina marking the 56th successful separation.

In a remarkable medical achievement, Saudi surgeons demonstrated their expertise by successfully separating Nigerian conjoined twins, Hassana and Hassina, during a complex surgery that spanned 14 hours.

The procedure took place at King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children, located within King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

With shared organs including the abdomen, pelvis, liver, intestines, and urinary and reproductive systems, the twins presented a challenging case for the surgical team.

However, under the leadership of Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, an esteemed advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and the supervisor-general of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, the 85-member multidisciplinary team rose to the occasion.

Before the operation commenced, Dr. Al-Rabeeah outlined the eight stages involved in the separation process.

This remarkable undertaking was made possible by the directives of King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who has consistently supported and initiated humanitarian efforts within the country.

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Saudi Arabia’s commitment to aiding those in need is further exemplified by their previous involvement in 130 cases of conjoined twins from 23 different nations over the course of 33 years.

The successful separation of Hassana and Hassina marks the 56th instance where the expertise and dedication of the Saudi medical community have led to a positive outcome.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of Nigeria, Ambassador Yahaya Lawal extended his heartfelt appreciation to the custodian of the two holy mosques, the crown prince, and the entire leadership of the Kingdom for their compassionate gesture towards the conjoined twins.

Ambassador Lawal expressed joy and anticipation for a successful operation, acknowledging the ongoing efforts of Dr. Al-Rabeeah and the entire medical team involved in this delicate and critical procedure.

As the separation progresses, Nigeria remains hopeful and thankful for the stages already completed and eagerly awaits the conclusion of the remaining steps.

The ambassador concluded by conveying blessings and prayers for the medical team, their diligent efforts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and its compassionate people.

In the face of this humanitarian act, Nigeria expresses everlasting gratitude.


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