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Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed- Arar: Accurate Diagnosis of a Rare Case Saves a Patient
22 November 2017
The Emergency Department of Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital - Arar received a lady suffering from a septic shock and abdominal pain for three days. An ultrasound scan revealed inflammatory fluids and expansion of the small intestine. Also, a CT scan showed vermiform appendix reflux in the large intestine, with partial inflammation in adjacent bowel. Then she had abdominal exploratory surgery during which the hospital's surgical team found a rupture in the small intestine and extended to the large intestine. Doctors also found a tumor in the ascending colon, and during a 4-hour-surgery, they conducted partial colectomy. A tumor biopsy confirmed that the tumor is benign. After full recovery, the patient was discharged from the hospital in good health. 
 
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 MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising 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, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of 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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