Muktamoni undergoes successful surgery
Observer Online Report
Muktamoni, who has been suffering from Hemangioma, underwent surgery on her right hand at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday.
A team of doctors, led by Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit professor Dr Abul Kalam, conducted the two-hours surgery from 8:50am to 10:45am, hospital sources said.
"We removed the tumor weighing around 3kg developed in Muktamoni's blood vessels on the right hand and cut the additional part of the hand," said Burn Unit Coordinator Samanta Lal Sen at a press briefing after surgery.
Professor Dr Abul Kalam said, "She is kept under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. But, she is not out of danger. Five or six more surgeries will be needed to remove all tumors from his body. We will take a week to 10 days between each surgery."
The 14-member medical board formed to treat the girl decided to conduct the operation after biopsy report showed a tumor developed in Muktamoni's blood vessels on the right hand. The disease is called Hemangioma.
Daughter of grocer Ibrahim Hossain, a resident of Kamarbaisa village in Sadar upazila of Satkhira, Mukta was affected by the disease at the age of three. Apart from severe pain, insects are also born in her affected right hand.