A team of surgeons have successfully removed the tumours from the right arm of Muktamoni, the 11-year-old from Satkhira district who has been suffering from a lymphatic malformation.
The affliction had turned into a malignant growth on the child's right arm, rendering her bedridden for the last two years.
The latest round of surgery began at 9:30am and ended at 12:30pm on Tuesday at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). She was later shifted to the Intensive Care Unit for post-operative care.
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Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator at National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the DMCH, said: “All tumours from Muktamoni’s arm have been removed. She is doing well, but is still not out of danger. She will be under close observation for the next 24 hours.”
Regarding the schedule of next surgeries, he said: “We will wait for another 7-10 days. She has to be fit for the operation. She will have to undergo another two or three surgeries.”
A team of seven surgeons carried out the operation on Muktamoni on Tuesday.
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Muktamoni first underwent surgery on August 12. A team of 30 surgeons operated on her to remove a 3kg tumour from her hand.
She was taken for the second round of surgery on August 29, but it was postponed as she developed high fever.
The story was first published in Bangla Tribune