Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Syrian Doctors Perform Paraganglioma Resection Despite US Sanctions Successfully and Miraculously

Syrian doctors have performed a paraganglioma resection, miraculously, and despite inhumane western sanctions. A medical team at the Al Basel Hospital in Tartous successfully removed a neuroendocrine tumor from a 41-year-old woman. Schauki Mahmoud led the 5-1/2 hours procedure during which the 9 x 7.3 x 6.5 centimeter mass was completely exciseddespite adherence to the duodenum, and being precariously close to the aorta.

SANA recently interviewed lead surgeon, Dr. Mahmoud (English, and Arabic). He described the young patient who presented with “left flank discomfort” and whose only significant past medical history included three years of anxiolytics for management of panic attacks accompanied by headaches and palpitations, including bouts of tachycardia (a rapid heart rate, though in normal sinus rhythm).

The patient was admitted for a full work up. Due to the economic blockade against Syria, the upper gastrointestinal endoscope only went as far as the 3rd duodenum segment. Those results were normal... Continue reading: https://www.syrianews.cc/syrian-doctors-perform-paraganglioma-resection-despite-us-sanctions/

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