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A Blood Clot Resection Restores Walking and Speech to A Patient in Medina
27 July 2023

​​​A medical team specializing in neurosciences and stroke in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah succeeded in conducting an urgent and rare surgery to save the life of a young woman and enable her to walk on her feet and to speak. The surgery lasted for 40 minutes and was crowned with success, praise be to Allah.

MOH indicated that the medical team at King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City affiliated to Madinah Health Cluster were able to perform an urgent surgey after receiving a young patient who came to the emergency department suffering from severe weakness in the right side of the body, inability to walk, and difficulty walking and speech difficulty, where clinical, laboratory and radiological examinations confirmed the presence of a blood clot in one of the main arteries in the brain.
The Ministry stated that a stroke call was immediately activated by emergency doctors, and a CT scan of the brain arteries was started urgently, the blockage in the middle artery on the left side of the brain was released, the necessary clots were given, and the surgery was performed by making a cerebral catheter and removing the cerebral blood clot.
The Ministry of Health indicated that after completing the liberation of the affected area, the patient was transferred to the intensive care department to be followed up by doctors and nursing teams, where the condition improved significantly, and she regained the ability to move and speak.
MOH added, the stroke track in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Health Cluster works to provide the necessary treatment services for stroke patients in the region through three medical units distributed between King Salman Medical City, King Fahd Hospital and Yanbu General Hospital, with a total capacity of 15 beds.
It is noteworthy that the stroke track in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah has conducted more than 450 medical interventions since its launch last year, all of which were crowned with success.

Last Update : 31 July 2023 01:43 PM
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