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Al-Qatif Central Hospital: Brain Tumor Excised
20 November 2017
A medical team at Al-Qatif Central Hospital has successfully saved a lady with a big brain tumor that caused a hemiplegia and threatened her life;before she had a rare delicate and sophisticated surgery to have her tumor excised.

According to the Eastern Health Affairs, the patient was brought to the hospital with hemiplegia and suffering from signs of brain tumor. After due radiology and lab tests, she was diagnosed with meningioma. So, doctors decided to have a very delicate surgery at the hospital's neurosurgery department. 

"The tumor was pressing on most of the patient's brain, extending from the left to the right side, and directly attached to parietal bone; thus, requiring maximum precaution while excising the affected part of the parietal bone.", stressed the medical team.

“The patient is improving. She has restored her normal mobility. She now receives conservative treatment before a surgery for artificial parietal bone grafting. Al-Qatif Central Hospital conducts such surgeries very efficiently; as the hospital's neurosurgeons enjoy established experience in these operations, especially with top qualified professionals supported with cutting-edge medical appliances.”, added the Eastern Health Affairs.

On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with the Ministry of health, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness activities to outpatients.

The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensure natural child growth, refer children to concerned bodies if needed, stress the importance of healthy balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.
 


 



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