JOINED AT THE HIP: Doctors Hope To Separate Conjoined Twins Connected At Abdomen And Lower Chest

Doctors in the Saudi capital Riyadh are hoping to separate these two conjoined twins from Iraq who are connected at the abdomen and lower chest.

The babies arrived at King Khalid International Airport along with their dad Mohammed Abdullah, and their mother, who has not been named, on Sunday evening, on 11th September.

The government-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said in a statement that the twins, who have been named as Omar and Ali, were taken to the King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital, where doctors will assess their case in a bid to separate the twins.

Iraqi conjoined twins arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, for medical evaluation amid hopes for a successful operation to separate them. The pair, Omar and Ali, landed with their parents at King Khalid International Airport from Iraq and were immediately transferred to King Abdullah Specialized Childrens Hospital. (Newsflash)

The SPA said that the twins were joined at the lower chest and abdomen, as can be seen in these images.

The head of the medical team at the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Dr Abdullah Al-Rabiah, said that the centre is geared towards helping people all over the world with difficult conditions.

The twins’ dad, Mohammed Abdullah, is quoted in the SPA statement as saying that he has “great confidence” in the Saudi doctors due to their extensive experience in the field. He also reportedly thanked the Kingdom for the warm welcome he and his family have received.