Under the supervision of Dr. Ahmed Al-Naimi, a consultant in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, and catheterization, the medical team at Al-Mouwasat Hospital in Al-Khobar successfully treated and healed a 9-year-old patient who was suffering from severe pain and limping in her left leg.
After the patient underwent the necessary examinations and X-rays, a tumor in her thigh bone was identified. It was treated using thermal ablation, which is one of the latest medical techniques for treating this type of tumor. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia, using CT-guided endoscopy, without any surgical incisions and without the need for a cast. This technique serves as an alternative to traditional surgery, which typically requires months of recovery and includes the use of a cast during that period.
The patient left the hospital on the same day without pain, and her ability to walk was completely normal.
It's worth mentioning that osteoid osteomas, very small tumors, occur in individuals aged 5-35 years, typically affecting the long bones of the lower extremities. However, they can occur in any bone and often cause severe pain and limping.
This type of procedure relies on modern medical technology and highly trained medical staff, in alignment with Al-Mouwasat Medical Services Company's vision of attracting specialized expertise through the use of advanced medical techniques and equipment in this field.