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Pakistani conjoined twins get new life

RIYADH: Pakistani conjoined twins have been given a new life in Saudi Arabia. The twins, who were joined at the lower chest, abdomen, and shared one liver, have been successfully separated through a surgery.

The surgery on Fatima and Mashael was conducted at the King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children in King Abdulaziz Medical City for the National Guard in Riyadh.

According to media reports, the medical team of 20 doctors and specialists made it a success.

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The twins arrived in Riyadh on March 3.

Fatima and Mashael are the 40th pair of twins to be separated by surgery at the medical city out of 94 cases referred by the National Program for Separation of Conjoined Twins. Agencies