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Dr. Al-Rabeeah Visits the Conjoined Twins (Abdullah and Salman) to Check on their Health
24 December 2012

​His Excellency the Minister of Health, and head of the surgical team specialized in separating conjoined twins, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, has described the current state of  the conjoined twins Abdullah And Salman as reassuring after 48 hours of conducting their separation surgery at King Abdulaziz Medical City-National Guard Health Affairs (KAMC-NGHA) in Riyadh.

In a press release upon visiting them on Monday, Dr. Al-Rabeeah has announced: “The twins are still under the influence of anesthetization and under close monitoring. In general, their condition is stable and reassuring and all the vital organs are working regularly. Also, there are no signs of any inflammations or complications of wounds.”

He added: “The medical team is giving the twins the necessary medicines to move fluids in the body, and we expect over the next few hours to begin gradually reducing the percentage of the artificial respiration.”

Moreover, Dr. Al-Rabeeah checked on the function of the child Abdullah’s kidney and said, "His only kidney responds and works well and it is sufficient, Allah Willing, for the efficient performance of his kidney. The urination process runs well too.”
 
Besides, Dr. Al-Rabeeah expected that the twins should be connected to the artificial respiration for one to three weeks in the ICU.
 
Concluding his statement, His Excellency the Minister of Health stated that the twins’ parents are so happy of the success of the separation surgery, and they visit their twins continuously, meanwhile, extending their gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, May Allah protect him, and to the medical team who conducted the surgery.
 
It is noteworthy that this surgery is reckoned the thirty-first of the conjoined twins separation surgeries, which has been conducted last Monday through 8 stages at King Abdulaziz Medical City-National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh, and took about 9 hours.



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