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Bladder Stones Successfully Removed from a Child at King Fahad Hospital- Jeddah
11 October 2017
During a rare surgery, a medical team at King Fahad Hospital- Jeddah has successfully removed bladder stones from a 4-year-old child who had been suffering from full bladder and inability to urinate naturally. After due medical and radiological check-ups, a foreign body was found, and CT scan results proved the presence of stones in her urinary bladder.
According to the team leader, they had only two options:  surgical intervention or laser lithotripsy. However, surgical intervention was the best solution due to the difficulty of using laser in this case and the size of the stone. After removing he stones, the girl was advised to do urinary catheter sporadically, every 4 hours to ensure that urine will not be kept for long time, as it is the main cause of bladder stone. Now the child is in good health and leading a normal life under regular follow up by the hospital. During last year, the 707-bed hospital performed 9,202 surgeries and received 10,938 cases. 
It is worth mentioning that MOH is currently implementing health performance program, which seeks to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. Currently, the program includes 70 main hospitals, where over 40 key performance indicators are applied to seven service units including: emergency, clinics, surgeries, hospitalization, ICU, radiology and laboratories. Also, the program aims to develop skills of health professionals to deal with these indicators and to identify performance improvement potentials, in balance with the quality standards and patient safety.

Last Update : 16 October 2017 08:57 AM
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