A medical team at Al-Kafeel Specialist Hospital announced that it had successfully performed an operation to correct a severe deviation in the spine of a twenty-year-old patient, while the team confirmed that such operations were not previously performed in Iraq.
A specialist in neurosurgery at the hospital, Dr. Samer Faisal, said: “An Iraqi-Syrian medical team succeeded in correcting a severe deviation in the spine of a 20-year-old patient,” explaining: “The deformity in the patient's spine was congenital and worsened with time".
Dr. Faisal explained: “After visiting the hospital, the patient found out, through the examinations and the image of the CT scan, the presence of a deformity, which was caused by the fusion of the vertebrae with the veil of the rib cage.”
A specialist in neurosurgery added: "This caused severe pain with difficulty walking and shortness of breath, as well as shortness of height and deformation of the aesthetic form of the patient's body."
Dr. Faisal pointed out that: "The operation took more than (12) hours," stressing that: "Such operations were not previously conducted in Iraq, due to the lack of medical capabilities and techniques used in such operations."