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Palestinian doctors successfully remove brain tumour in Hebron

Image of Palestinian doctors performing surgery in Gaza [Abed Rahim Khatib/Apaimages]
Palestinian doctors performing surgery in Gaza [Abed Rahim Khatib/Apaimages]

Palestinian neurologist Imad Talahmeh and his team in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron successful removed on Tuesday a brain tumour from a 24-year-old Palestinian patient from Gaza Strip, Quds Net News reported.

About the seven-hour-surgery, the neurologist said he had removed a large two-part tumour, noting that one of the two parts was dry and sticking to the central veins for the brain, making the surgery “complicated and difficult.”

He said that he and his team did their best in order not to cause any negative consequences for the patient, noting that this kind of tumour occurs in less than 1 per cent of humans and carrying out such surgery in a third world country is a “miracle.”

The doctor said that medical services in Palestine are developed and doctors keep up with the latest developments to the extent that they became equal to doctors in developed countries who use the most developed medical equipment.

For their part, the family of the patient Khalid Abu-Anza from Gaza thanked the doctor and his team for the success of the surgery that saved the life of their son.

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