RIYADH: Iraqi conjoined twins arrived in Riyadh on Sunday for medical evaluation amid hopes for a successful operation to separate them, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The pair, Omar and Ali, landed with their parents at King Khalid International Airport from Iraq and were immediately transferred to King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital.
Doctors and surgeons will study their case for a potential separation surgery for the twins, who can be seen in the pictures released by SPA to be joined at the lower chest and abdomen.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah, the head of the medical team and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, said that the center aims to support patients with difficult medical conditions across the world.
KSrelief’s Saudi Conjoined Twins Programme has led over 50 successful separation surgeries for twins from more than 23 countries.
In a statement to SPA, Mohammed Abdullah, the father of the twins, thanked the Kingdom for the warm reception and hospitality the family has received since their arrival, expressing his “great confidence” in the Saudi medical team for their extensive experience in this field.