An Iraqi medical team at Al-Kafeel Specialized Hospital in Karbala achieved a breakthrough in performing a complex surgical procedure to remove a cancerous tumor from a woman in her thirties. The patient had previously undergone an unsuccessful operation, highlighting the advanced medical capabilities now available within Iraq that were once only accessible abroad.
Dr. Radwan Al-Taie, a specialist in maxillofacial surgery, explained that the patient, in her third decade of life, was referred to their hospital with a history of an unsuccessful prior surgery at another healthcare facility. After a thorough examination and necessary medical tests, it was determined that the tumor was cancerous. Consequently, the medical team decided to proceed with a complete excision and removal of the parotid gland to safeguard the patient's life.
Dr. Al-Taie added that they successfully removed the tumor while preserving the facial nerve and reconstructed the area using adipose tissue harvested from the patient's abdomen. This accomplishment highlights the advanced and specialized medical procedures now available within Iraq, thanks to the availability of cutting-edge technologies and experienced medical professionals in the Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Center at the hospital.