Ras Al Khaimah: Doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage or consequent mental retardation after carrying out a challenging brain surgery against many odds and in critical circumstances.

The infant, Abdullah, was flown in from his native Nigeria to Ras Al Khaimah with complaints of progressive swelling in his head due to a build-up of fluids in his brain. Due to deteriorated brain function, he had even lost the ability to smile.

“The surgery itself was not complicated, but the fact that patient was just a few months old presented a number of challenges,” explained Dr Tinku Jose Kurisinkal, consultant neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital who led the procedure.

Published: gulfnews.com | June 24, 2018

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