The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) saved the life of a six-week-old newborn girl, who was suffering from small intestine obstruction, which caused her to be unable to obtain the necessary food, sleep, and persistent vomiting.
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at Tawam Hospital, Dr. Mustafa Hamsho, said: “The infant (Nasra) was admitted to the intensive care unit for newborns, and she suffers from frequent vomiting and inability to breastfeed. It is mostly caused by a congenital malformation.
He added that after the diagnosis and identification of the case, the medical team treating the case confirmed the case using the surgical endoscope technique for newborns, using small tools not exceeding three millimeters, as it was confirmed that the first part of the small intestine was blocked, and the necessary treatment was carried out, and the blockage was successfully opened. Complete, minimally invasive.
He explained that the baby’s condition improved, and the constant vomiting she was suffering from stopped, and she began to breastfeed, and she also slept normally.
He pointed out that endoscopic techniques were used to treat the infant, using small-sized surgical tools, enabling surgeons to make simple incisions, as the laparoscope used during this procedure contains a high-resolution fiber-optic camera, and the surgeon uses this camera, which is connected to a screen to see the desired area. Treat it, and direct the tools used to it accurately and directly.
The girl’s father said that his daughter’s condition improved immediately after the necessary treatment was carried out for her at Tawam Hospital, and she was discharged after two days of minor surgery, and the vomiting stopped, and she was breast-feeding normally.