by VR Sreeraman on  July 14, 2008 at 12:49 PM Child Health News
 Morocco's Siamese Twins Separated in Saudi
Siamese twins from Morocco, connected since birth at the chest and stomach, were separated in a successful operation at a Riyadh hospital on Saturday, the state news agency SPA reported.

It said Safa and Marwa, who shared the same liver and digestive system, were operated at King Abdul Aziz Medical City where they were hospitalised on arrival in the Saudi capital on April 4, accompanied by their parents.

King Abdullah covered the costs of their stay and medical care, in what Riyadh said was the 19th such operation carried out with success at the centre, mostly at the expense of the royal family.

Siamese twins from Iraq are due to be operated in September, SPA said.

Source: AFP

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