One of the Conjoined Twins is Stable After the Separation Surgery

  • Publish date: Thursday، 13 July 2023
One of the Conjoined Twins is Stable After the Separation Surgery

One week after the separation surgery last Thursday, Syrian conjoined twin Bassam's health is stable.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and advisor to the Royal Court, oversaw the operation at the King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital in the King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in Riyadh on Thursday, confirmed the news.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's instructions were followed in carrying out the operation.

According to Dr. Al-Rabeeah, the twin Bassam's health signs are all encouraging, and after he awoke from anesthesia, his artificial respiration devices were taken off. Additionally, Bassam has begun to communicate with his parents, and his mother will breastfeed him normally.

To begin his rehabilitation process, the medical staff plans to transfer Bassam from the pediatric intensive care unit to the pediatric ward on Thursday.

Ihsan, the other twin, passed away on Wednesday. He was born without the reproductive and urinary systems, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and male genitalia, and he had significant congenital cardiac problems that could not be fixed. He also suffered from congenital abnormalities and intestinal insufficiency.

Before the separation procedure began, Ihsan's parents were informed of all the conditions he had, according to Dr. Al-Rabeeah.

Within the Saudi Program for the Separation of Conjoined Twins, this was the 58th operation. Since 1990, the program has examined 130 cases from 23 different nations.

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