Based on the directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah the operation to separate the parasitic twin from Syria was undertaken at King Abdulaziz Medical City on Thursday, 8 April 2010.
The operation was a complete success and the child is in a stable condition. The separation took 7 hours to complete and went through several stages as stated by HE Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Head of the Multidisciplinary Team at King Abdulaziz Medical City.
After consultation and review of the case the Multidisciplinary Team decided to go ahead with the operation to separate the twin. Preliminary investigations including a CT scan, Ultrasound and MRI in addition to a nuclear scan for the renal functions revealed that the parasitic twin had two lower limbs and an extra pelvis. As a result, Sarah had two urinary bladders, three kidneys, two sets of genitourinary systems, as well as in addition to congenital anomalies of the small intestine. This was a very rare case and only 6 previous successes have been performed in the Kingdom of Humanity.
HE Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, Chief Executive Officer of National Guard Health congratulated HE Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah and well as the Multidisciplinary Team on the successful outcome of this separation.
HE Dr. Bandar Al Knawy expressed his gratitude and thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah for his ongoing support to the separation of conjoined twins.
The parents also extended their deep appreciation to King Abdullah for his compassion and generosity as well as thanking Dr. Rabeeah and the Multidisciplinary Team on the successful separation of Sarah.
HE Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah extended his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah for his unconditional support and his wisdom and leadership in promoting the scientific efforts and medical care for purely humanitarian reasons regardless of religion or culture.
This was the 26th successful separation performed in the Kingdom of Humanity.