Iraqi conjoined twins successfully separated in Riyadh

October 25, 2008

Conjoined twins from Iraq were successfully separated at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh today.


The surgery, which was performed by a 45-member surgical team, was completed four hours ahead of schedule. The boys were joined at the chest and abdomen.

The boys, Iyad and Ziyad, were brought to the Kingdom from Irbil in April of this year for batteries of tests to determine if a separation surgery would be viable.

It is the 20th successful separation surgery to be performed at KAMC. As in previous cases, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz funded the surgery and related expenses.