Doctors have successfully completed the final stage of skin grafting on the arm of Muktamoni, the 11-year-old girl who had been suffering from a rare disease that resulted in a malignant growth on her right arm.
Muktamoni has now been cured of the disease after a series of medical operations at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
“We completed 50% of the skin grafting during an earlier operation, and she healed well. On Monday, we completed the remaining 50%,” Dr Samanta Lal Sen, national coordinator of Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of DMCH, told the Bangla Tribune.
After a 90-minute operation, Muktamoni was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where doctors confirmed that she is in good health.
“We are optimistic that the skin will heal without any complications,” Dr Samanta added.
A team of surgeons led by Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit Director Prof Abul Kalam Azad carried out the operation on Muktamoni, which began around 9am on Monday.
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune