Riyadh: The Iraqi Siamese twins Omar and Ali are in stable condition after 12 days of their successful separation surgery in Riyadh, said the head of the medical team that conducted the operation.
Advisor at the Royal Court, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), and head of the medical and surgical team for separating Siamese twins Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah told this in a statement to Saudi Press Agency.
Dr. Al Rabeeah said that all biomarkers of the twins have become normal and the twins have started to feed through a tube and are interacting normally with their parents without developing any alarming signs for the medical team.
He explained that the twins will be transferred from the intensive care room to the children’s ward within two days, confirming their improved health condition.
He added that the twins, Omar and Ali, are expected to stay at the hospital for 4 to 6 weeks before the medical team decides if they could be discharged to continue their treatment from their home.
Omar and Ali, underwent a delicate separation surgery at King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH) of King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh on January 12, 2023, which lasted for 11 hours and was carried out through 6 phases, with the participation of 27 consultants, specialists, and nursing and technical cadres.
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