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Performing flexible laparoscopic operations for the treatment of cerebral hydrocephalus in children in Bashir

Amman Today

publish date 2023-07-11 20:29:00

A medical team from Al-Bashir Hospitals and the American Nero Kids Foundation conducted, within two days, 6 operations to cauterize the choroid plexus with a flexible laparoscope, to treat children with hydrocephalus, for operations that are taking place for the first time in Jordan and neighboring countries.

The Director of Al-Bashir Hospitals Department, Dr. Ali Al-Abdallat, said that the Neurosurgery Department in Al-Bashir and the Nero Kids Foundation worked to provide the necessary equipment and technical and logistical support to conduct operations in Al-Bashir hospitals, as flexible cerebral endoscopes were provided by the German company Carl Sture, for the first time in the Kingdom as endoscopic devices. Flexible, with a full donation from the Nero Kids Foundation.

Al-Abdallat stated that the cooperation with the American team is a translation of the participatory approach adopted by the Ministry of Health recently, which contributes to providing the best modern technologies and introducing them to public sector hospitals, appreciating the efforts of the doctors of Al-Bashir Hospitals and the neurosurgeon specialist, including Dr. Anas Hamidi, in their relentless and continuous pursuit. To provide the best diagnostic and therapeutic methods for patients, which is a new addition to the services provided by Al-Bashir.

He pointed out that the operations of cauterizing the choroid plexus will continue in Al-Bashir Children’s Hospitals, using remote technical and visual devices, through communication with doctors at the Nero Kids Foundation.

The team of specialized doctors from the American Foundation, headed by its Director General, Dr. Derek Johnson, and the Jordanian-American brain and neurosurgeon, Professor Samer Al-Babaa, in partnership with the neurosurgeon specialist in Al-Bashir Hospitals, Dr. Anas Hamidi, performed the operations, which will continue in the coming days.

Dr. Anas Hamidi, a neurosurgeon specialist in Al-Bashir, said that laparoscopic hydrocephalus treatment was introduced several years ago to Al-Bashir hospitals, but what distinguishes the process of ironing the choroid plexus from previous operations is that its success rate ranges between 50 and 80 percent, depending on the case, compared to the success rate of previous operations. About 30 percent for children under one year of age.

Dr. Hamidi added that smart communication technology from the American Ohana Foundation will be introduced to Al-Bashir hospitals, enabling surgeons from the United States to follow up the choroid plexus cauterization operations that will be performed in Al-Bashir remotely, directly through smart glasses, which helps direct guidance and achieve the best surgical results. to the patient.

He pointed out that the selection of Al-Bashir hospitals for this partnership came as they are the largest hospitals in the Kingdom, and free treatment for children under the age of 6 years, which makes this surgical technique available to all children in the Kingdom.

During the past two days, the team performed 6 operations, and a joint workshop was organized for several days in Al-Bashir hospitals on hydrocephalus and training in cauterization of the choroid plexus.

Hydrocephalus is the accumulation of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep in the brain. The accumulated fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.

Cerebrospinal fluid normally flows through the ventricles and passes the brain and spine, but the pressure from the excessive buildup of cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage brain tissue, causing a host of problems with brain function.

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