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King Abdullah Medical Complex- Jeddah: Successful Laparoscopic Excision of Brain Tumor for a Lady
16 January 2018
In a delicate surgery, using state-of-the-art medical navigation and laparoscopy, a medical team at King Abdullah Medical Complex- Jeddah has ended the suffering of a 69-year-old Saudi lady. During a 6-hour-surgery, the team excised brain neurofibroma.
The patient was suffering from headache, vomiting, loss of balance while walking, hypoacusis (hearing impairment) and altered level of consciousness. After due medical examinations, she was diagnosed with tumors between the cerebellum and brainstem, as well as in the temporal lobe and brain surface. Currently, the patient is fully conscious after the surgery and her symptoms improved significantly, thank Allah.
On the other hand, over the past year, MOH’s Home Medicine Program (HMP) conducted 311,522 visits by 320 medical teams (2,000 visits a day). The service was provided by 213 hospitals across the Kingdom. Since 1430H., MOH has provided home medicine services through qualified medical teams across the Kingdom to the eligible patients at their homes and among their families; in an endeavor to enhance their physical and mental health conditions, and to give them and their families peace of mind. Also, the program increases the bed usability turn-over; thus, helping MOH serve more patients at less costs
It is worth mentioning that the home medicine departments and sections across the Kingdom provide healthcare to patients with the engagement of their families, and meet their needs, in terms of medication and devices, which positively reflects on patients’ psychological, social and health conditions.

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