Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Miraculous Facial Tumor Surgery
Lai Thi Dao , a 15 year old Vietnamese girl, endured a huge facial tumor called a Schwannoma for most of her life. It is obvious she had difficulty eating and breathing due to the terrible deformity and its rapid growth would have killed her.
Surgeons at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center performed a 14 hour procedure to remove the growth in April and little Lai had additional reconstructive surgery on October 10. She still has a tracheostomy tube in her throat but that will be removed in the next round of surgery and she will be able to speak normally for the first time in years.
The surgery was made possible by the International Kids Fund.
Isn't Medicine wonderful?
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 11:50 PM