Health Desk—August 9, 2017: Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) will conduct a surgery on 12-year-old girl Muktamoni, who has been suffering from an “unknown disease”, on Saturday after biopsy result showed the existence of a tumour in an artery of her right arm.
A 13-member medical board came up with the decision at a meeting on Tuesday.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, national coordinator at National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of the DMCH, said, “Her situation is critical and we will primarily focus not to amputate her affected arm”.
Earlier on last Saturday, DMCH doctors conducted the biopsy on Muktamoni, who has been afflicted by the disease mainly in her right arm, the condition leading to her arm swelling up like a bee hive. But it all started a long time back.
According to Muktamoni’s family sources, she was three years old, her parents observed a small swelling in her chest. After a few days, the marble-like protrusions appeared underneath her left armpit.