Egypt's Ain Shams University doctors separate Burundian conjoined twin successfully



Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 09:50 GMT


Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 09:50 GMT

CAIRO – 3 June 2021: President of Ain Shams University Mahmoud El-Metini announced, Thursday separating a Burundian conjoined twin successfully during a 16-hour surgery carried out at El-Demerdash University Hospital.

The operation was carried out free of charge, as Ain Shams University announced bearing all the expenses of accommodation, treatment and medical care according to El-Demerdash hospital manger, Prof. Dr. Tarek Youssef.



The surgery was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Ashraf Omar, Dean of the College of Medicine, and Prof. Ali Al-Anwar, Executive Director of University Hospitals.

The conjoined twins are 1 year and 3 months old. They were attachment in the areas of abdomen, thighs, and some common organs in the digestive, reproductive and urinary systems.



The surgery preparations took nearly up to one year. The hospital received the Burundian conjoined twin as they were 3-month-old according to Youssef.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, communicated with Ain Shams University Hospitals due to the efficiency of the medical staff and their experience in the field of twin separation operations, Youssef said.




After several preparatory meetings, the surgery and separation process were decided upon in two consecutive operations during the past six months, until reaching the stage of the complete separation surgery, which took 16 hours.

Youssef affirmed that the condition of the twins is stable and they are subject to full medical care.









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