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Al-Ahsa: Rare Tumor Successfully Excised for 11-Year-Old Girl
31 December 2017
By Allah's Grace, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of King Fahad Hospital- Al-Hofouf and the ENT Department of Al-Jabr Hospital- Al-Ahsa have successfully treated an 11-year-old girl with a rare oral benign tumor. She was suffering from sinusitis and after due medical examinations, x-rays and biopsy of the affected tissues, she was diagnosed with an ameloblastoma. The medical team of King Fahad Hospital has successfully excised a 7cm-tumor from the right maxilla and maxillary sinus. The surgery revealed that the tumor caused erosion of the sinus wall, premolars roots, right upper molars and alveolar bone, extending to the right fundus of the eye. 

The surgery was successful and in record time. After being discharged from the hospital, she was given a treatment plan to follow-up with the outpatient clinics of the Maxillofacial Surgery Department of King Fahad Hospital and the ENT clinic of Al-Jabr Hospital.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently launched the (e-health) App. to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service beneficiaries, and to provide them with the needed specialized medical consultations

According to MOH, the first stage of the new App. will cover the Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The, the App will be used across the Kingdom, Allah Willing.

The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, and from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekends. Accordingly, users can login into the App., communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the App. Hence, the specialist can answer the users' inquiries, and provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.


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