Friday, 16 July 2010
Appointed time for Separation Of The Conjoined Iraqi Twins
All Times are Saudi Local time (GMT +3)
PHASE 1: Anesthesia:
07:45 The twin have been in the room
08:00 start of phase one
08:15 Zainab has been successfully intubated, Ruqayah was on artificial ventilation from PICU before operation
08:30 The central venous lines has been inserted for Zainab
09:00 The central venous lines has been inserted for Ruqayah by open surgical technique
10:15 X-ray has been done for the Twin
10:30 Phase 1 has been completed successfully without any complications and Team now preparing to start next phase
PHASE 2: Preparing & Prepping
10:45 This phase started few minutes ago by planning the incisions site then the preparation and positioning
PHASE 3: Incision & Opening
11:15 Skin incision was made
PHASE 4: Neurosurgery
11:30 The Team has started the separation of the lower part of the back bones "sacram"
12:15 The spinal cord had been separated successfully, the "dura" (the layer that covers the spinal cord) was closed
PHASE 5: Separation of Rectum & Anus
14:30 The lower part of the intestinal tract been separated successfully (rectum & Anus)
PHASE 6: Separation Genitourinary System
14:45 The Surgical Team are now working on the separation of The Genitourinary System
PHASE 7: Separation of Sacrum
16:00 There have been a good progress in this phase, and the Team is now in the final stage of this phase
PHASE 8: Reconstruction
16:15 Separation of the twins to (2) tables A & B, where the wounds are being closed
PHASE 9: Dressing & Coverage
20:05 The separation surgery for the Iraqi Twin has been completed successfully. The tow girls have been transported to the PICU