Home News After a 14-hour operation, Saudi surgeons successfully separate Nigerian conjoined twins.

After a 14-hour operation, Saudi surgeons successfully separate Nigerian conjoined twins.


After a 14-hour surgery in Riyadh, Saudi surgeons successfully split Nigerian conjoined twins Hassana and Hassina on Thursday.

The twins are in stable condition, according to the professional surgery team at King Abdullah professional Hospital for Children in King Abdulaziz Medical City.

Hassana and Hassina, twins born on January 12, 2022 in Kaduna, Nigeria, shared an abdomen, pelvis, liver, intestines, and urinary and reproductive systems.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, an advisor to the Saudi Royal Court and supervisor-general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, leads the 85-member interdisciplinary team, which comprises 35 medical and surgical specialists, as well as nursing and technical workers.

Before the procedure began, Al-Rabeeah stated that it would involve eight people.

The surgery was carried out on the orders of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman.Over the past 33 years, Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian measures have assisted with 130 cases of conjoined twins from 23 nations, and Hassana and Hassina will be the 56th set of twins to be split as a result.

“I take this opportunity to thank the custodian of the two holy mosques, the crown prince, and the entire leadership of the Kingdom for this kind humanitarian gesture extended to these conjoined Nigerian twins, Hassana and Hassina,” said Nigeria’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Yahaya Lawal.

“Nigeria is overjoyed to see this day, the ongoing operation to separate these conjoined twins, and I am overjoyed on behalf of the federal government of Nigeria to announce that we look forward toA highly successful procedure.

“We thank the medical team led by Dr. Al-Rabeeah, as well as everyone else involved in this extremely delicate operation.”

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“May Allah bless them, bless their efforts, bless the Kingdom, and the entire Saudi people.” Nigeria will be eternally grateful for this generous humanitarian effort.”

“We understand a number of stages have been successfully carried out,” the ambassador continued, “and we look forward to successfully finishing the remaining stages.”




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