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29/10/2019 - 14:05

Hue Central Hospital

Successfully performing surgery for patient with hypertelorism and absence of nasal bone

With high expertise and modern advanced equipment, the doctors of Hue Central Hospital informed that they had just performed a difficult, rare case for Le lam P. (7 years old, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City) with hypertelorism and absence of nasal bone after he had been admitted to the hospital on October 19.

Currently, the patient’s health has recovered with the face gradually reformed

P. was born with hypertelorism, absence of nasal bone and cleft palate. After discussing, Hue Central Hospital's leaders asked doctors to consult with Professor McKay McKinnon from Chicago Medical University, USA - a leading specialist in plastic surgery who was coming to work at the hospital to coordinate the work of surgery for difficult and complicated cases. 

On October 26, the team of doctors from the hospital and Prof. McKay McKinnon performed surgery for P. The surgery lasted 8 hours, with many teams of neurosurgeons, ENT and facial – odonto – stomatology, … performing various procedures... "redesigning" P.'s face. From a child with facial deformities, P. had a new and more beautiful face.

Currently, P.'s health is recovering well, his family and relatives are very happy, showing their gratitude to the doctors for giving him the opportunity to enjoy his social life.

On October 27, Prof. Pham Nhu Hiep, Director of Hue Central Hospital and Professor McKay McKinnnon visited P and his relatives, along with the team of doctors who constantly striving to overcome difficulties in approaching and performing successfully the operation of the rare case. Prof. Pham Nhu Hiep expressed his sincere thanks to Professor McKay McKinnon for his support, cooperation and sharing of professional experience with the unit along with further expanding the operation of difficult cases, bringing happiness to the patients in the coming time.

Hypertelorism and absence of nasal bone are rare malformations in children. According to the medical documents worldwide, the incidence is very low, accounting for < 0.1%, and currently only individual cases are reported, without specific statistics.

By Minh Van