UTH scores a major first, removes tumor from brain

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Doctors remove tumor from brain

Praying during operation

University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has recorded a milestone operation successfully removing a tumor from the middle of the brain through the nose, a complex operation called Transnasal Trans-sphenoidal approach.

Dr. Kachinga Sichizya who was part of team of doctors that conducted the operations on Friday has confirmed the development.

Dr Sichizya says the operation took eight hours describing it as a major score for Zambia’s biggest hospital. It is the first time such a procedure is done in Zambia as patients have been referred to India.

“A team of Neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons combined efforts to successfully remove a tumor from The middle of the brain through the nose, a complex operation called Transnasal Trans-sphenoidal approach. The operation which began at 1400hrs only ended at 2130hrs.

This marks the FIRST time that this operation has been conducted by a group made purely of indigenous Zambian surgeons. We celebrate this victory. The patient has woken up and is stable.

I am excited at this new development. Many patients are on the waiting list for this operation while a luck few have gone to India for surgery. That is going to be history now. We are thankful to our friend Patrick Cameron for buying this equipment which is going to impact many lives.

Congratulations to all who participated in the operation, including Dr Harrison Phiri, Dr Brian Mwila and Dr Peter Mushenya and Mildred Nakazwe-Chila, Dr Nashati and sister Chileshe, Charity, ba Mariya and Amon Silomba.

Glory to God.”

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2 Responses to UTH scores a major first, removes tumor from brain

  1. Congratulations to the UTH doctors! Truly impressive.

    Newbie
    September 15, 2018 at 10:59 am
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  2. This is great news from inspiring work by our very own Zambian Doctors; wow! One of the doctors is my younger sister through marriage, one Dr. Mildred Nakazwe-Chila!! Congrats guys, God bless you all! Haleluya

    Victor MP Nyasulu
    September 15, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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