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Badr General Hospital- Madinah: Large and Rare Tumor Successfully Excised from a Pregnant Lady
23 March 2018

​By Allah's Grace, a specialized medical team at Badr General Hospital- Madinah has successfully saved a pregnant lady with a large and rare ovarian tumor. The patient was brought to the hospital to have a caesarean section. After the C-section, the team discovered a large object which was not clearly imaged due to her pregnancy, yet after child birth, it was identified as a rare tumor. The patient family's consent was obtained for excising the tumor along with the ovary and fallopian tube. The tumor was a bleeding type that must be excised to avoid putting her life at risk. The 60-minute-surgery was successful. 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. 

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. 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.





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