The medical team at Al-Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam succeeded in saving the life of a “premature” baby girl born prematurely at 25 weeks of pregnancy. She was suffering from a very low weight of only 400 grams at birth. Respiratory distress, and third-degree hemorrhage in the ventricles of the brain, which led to an enlarged head and the occurrence of hydrocephalus.
The baby was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit at Al-Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam, under the supervision of a specialized medical team, and her weight was monitored until she reached about 500 grams, so that doctors could perform the process of installing a cerebral peritoneal valve under general anesthesia, under the supervision of Dr. The difficulty of the surgery lies in the fact that the patient’s weight does not exceed 500 grams, which makes it very difficult for anesthesia and surgery.
Thanks to God, the baby’s weight has now reached about 1250 grams, and her health condition has improved greatly and has exceeded the state of respiratory distress with the stability of the head size, and she is being followed up in the neonatal intensive care
It is worth noting that Al-Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam has a pediatric emergency department that works 24 hours / 7 days a week, and this is in line with the vision of Al-Mouwasat Medical Services Company in attracting competencies and delicate sub-specialties and through the use of the latest technologies and advanced medical equipment in this field.