Like the biblical woman who was told to go home and sin no more, the pain and burden of carrying an extra load on the face of the 68-year-old Beatrice Makokha has come to an end.
And her obstructed sight has been fully regained after a Multi-Disciplinary Team at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret successfully removed a huge cystic growth on the right side of her face that was covering her eye, frontal bone, ethmoid and frontal sinus.
The mass had 3 litres of dermoid fluid not involving the brain. The face successfully closed with dura patch and cranium mesh.
The surgery was led by MTRH Surgeon Dr. Francis Thuku, a Maxillofacial Surgeon; others were; Dr. Geoffrey Wasike, Neurosurgeon; Dr. Wabwile Machimoto, Ophthalmologist; Anaesthesiologists Dr. Elisha K. Kirwa, Dr. Werunga Kituyi and Scrub Nurse Edward Avula.
Beatrice Nanjala Makokha, a 68- year-old lady, was referred from Bungoma County Hospital to MTRH on Thursday 8th April, 2021.
At the time of her referral, she had a history of progressive right facial swelling over many years and had been attended to severally in different health facilities.
Upon her arrival at the facility, a multi-disciplinary team attended to her.
They did a couple of blood tests including Full Blood Count, Group & Crossmatch and a Head CT scan using a 128 slice CT scan.
She also tested Negative for Covid-19.
It’s after these processes that she was scheduled for a multi-disciplinary surgery which was done on Monday 12/04/2021.
MTRH will keep treating her until she heals and will be discharged home upon satisfactory Hospital recuperation.
Were it not for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the Universal Health Coverage by the hospital, Beatrice would have spent Ksh. 550,000 for the procedure.
“It is such a milestone to have the growth removed from Beatrice, who has been ailing for long. It is not common getting such a huge cyst on the face,” MTRH CEO Dr. Wilson Aruasa said.
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