Saudi Surgical Team Saves 37-year-old Man from Rare Appendix Tumor
condition affects less than 1% of inflammation cases
Riyadh: In Al-Ula (western Saudi Arabia), a medical team succeeded Tuesday 28th November in ending a patient’s suffering through surgical intervention to remove a rare tumor in the appendix, at Prince Abdul Mohsen bin Abdulaziz Hospital.
According to Saudi Health, after conducting ultrasound medical examinations with, it was discovered that the appendix of a 37-year-old man had enlarged and accumulated fluids.
The CT scan also revealed a tumor measuring 14 cm long and 3 cm wide, The tumor, a spherical mucinous granuloma is considered a rare type occurrening in 0.3% - 0.8% of all cases.
As a result of the diagnosis and tissue analysis, the tumor was successfully removed in an operation. The patient's condition was stabilized and he was discharged from the hospital.
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