A medical team at Al-Kafeel Super Speciality Hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine succeeded in removing a uterine tumor for a seventy-year-old woman, who suffers from health problems that prevent her from being subjected to anesthesia.
The general surgery specialist at the hospital, Dr. Saja Abdel-Wahab: "We recently succeeded in removing a tumor from the uterus of a seventy-year-old woman from Baghdad Governorate without any complications," noting that: "The laboratory examination of the tumor sample showed that it is benign, and that the patient does not need to take chemical doses."
Abdel-Wahab added, "The patient suffers from chronic high blood pressure, and she had an open-heart surgery to repair the arteries earlier, and she continues to take anticoagulant drugs," noting that: "The patient visited many doctors in different places and they refused to perform this surgery considering her health condition and because she is old and general or regional anesthesia may pose a danger to her life, in addition to the high possibility of bleeding or causing clots that may lead to death - God forbid -.”
Abdel-Wahab stated that: "After studying her case and discussing it with the anesthesia team, we decide to perform the operation that was carried out under regional anesthesia." Noting that: "The patient was transferred after the operation to the intensive care unit for a few hours, to follow up on her health status and to ensure that there were no complications, and then she was transferred to the ward and left the hospital two days later, and she is in good health."