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On Saturday, a 27-year-old Iraqi woman got a new lease of life after undergoing a seven-hour surgery in Delhi for removal of a “rare recurrent tumour”, thus allowing her to eat food properly after a gap of three years.
The doctors said that the tumour sized 3x3 cm was removed from the lower jawbone of the patient at a city hospital recently. Rasha Mohammad was primarily treated in her home country for the tumour, which was resected and a reconstruction plate placed to bridge the gap in the jawline.
Fortis Hospital said in a statement that as this rare recurrent tumour — ameloblastoma — relapsed, the lower jaw got maligned that proved difficult to bite, chew and eat food properly. The relapsed tumour on the right side of her lower jawbone had also resulted in physical disfigurement. Thus, the right side of the face was depressed with deviation of chin. A team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, performed a surgery to cure her of the rare tumour and help her eat food properly after a gap of more than three years.
The whole jaw was realigned for the patient to bite correctly and chew properly. The entire surgery took seven hours. The hospital authorities said that they have been able to achieve more than expected for the patient. The tumour was removed and the jaw has been reconstructed and the patient’s looks are being brought to normal. She can bite properly and eat normal food. The Iraqi woman has gone back to her home country after this successful operation.
Source: The New Indian Express