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Hafr Al-Batin: a 4km Abdominal Tumor Successfully Resected from Lady
19 March 2018

​By Allah’s Grace, the surgical team of Maternity and Children Hospital-Hafr Al-Batin has successfully excised a 4km abdominal tumor from a lady in her 40s after many years of suffering.


According to Hafr Al-Batin Health Affairs, the patient visited the hospital suffering from lower abdominal and back pain with bladder pressure. After due tests and x-rays, she was diagnosed with uterine tumor, which required a two-hour surgery to be resected. Then, the patient was discharged from the hospital in a good health.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has increased cardiac diagnosis of the newborn from 20% to 90% during 2017. In its 2017 achievements report, MOH stated that this process has helped early detect cases with congenital heart disease (CHD), treat them in initial phases, improve the health of cardiac children, and reduce the burden and economic cost for both patients and the state. To do so, MOH has boosted the efficiency of the medical teams in Newborn Units through continuous training, policies and guidelines, as well as new indicators that help monitor performance.

Likewise, MOH has increased the hearing diagnosis of the newborn from 17% to 89%. By Allah’s Grace, this has helped early detect cases of hearing defects, treat them in their initial stages; thus, enabling the newborn to enjoy a normal life free from hearing impairments.





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