Cookie Consent by Privacy Policies Generator website Tawam Hospital Restores Smile to Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients : GoDubai.com

GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

    Share

Al Ain, UAE - 7, July 2021:  The Neurosurgery Department at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) – the UAE's largest healthcare network, successfully rid a patient's long-term condition of Trigeminal Neuralgia, with a minimally-invasive, microscopic operation that lasted a couple of hours. 


Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. Patients with trigeminal neuralgia can experience significant pain from any mild stimulation of the face, like brushing teeth or putting on makeup. 
The patient, Ibrahim's journey, began with him experiencing acute pain, which he described as very warm and sharp needle punctures to the left half of his face, that occurred when he would carry out normal daily activities like eating, drinking, brushing his teeth, and even sometimes talking. 
After seeking medical consultation at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, Ibrahim's condition was diagnosed by Dr. Ali Hassan, consultant neurologist, and the patient was prescribed sedative drugs to ease the nerve inflammation. 

Dr. Mohammed Al-Asha, consultant neurosurgeon, and lead surgeon on Ibrahim's case, said: “Trigeminal nerve inflammation is usually caused by congenital deformity resulting in contact between a blood vessel and the trigeminal nerve in the area of exit of the nerve from the brain stem, leading to constant irritation in the nerve, and continuous neurotransmission. The brain deals with this with very severe pain in the facial nerve.

“The challenge we faced was that the MRI scans completed on Ibrahim showed no deformity or neuro-arterial conflict. But after exploring Ibrahim's case very carefully and adopting a multidisciplinary approach of consultation alongside the patient, we collectively decided to proceed with a surgical procedure with the purpose of exploring and freeing the trigeminal nerve from any pressure caused by the attached blood vessels, if any.”

The procedure was completed using minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art neurosurgical and physiological monitoring devices to ensure the avoidance of complications during the procedure. The surgical team's efforts proved a success, with the identification of a severe adhesion between the trigeminal nerve and a blood vessel, and its subsequent release. The patient was discharged after two days and was able to return to full functionality of normal day-to-day activities, pain-free. 

Since the establishment of this unique service at Tawam Hospital in 2020, the facility has received many cases of Trigeminal Neuralgia, either through self-sought care or patient referrals, that have been treated with pioneering success and without any complications. In all cases, patients report lessened nerve pain, increased functionality in basic daily tasks, and reduced need for medication. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6507 times
Posted on : Wednesday, July 7, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Health Authority's New Medical Fitness Centre Opens in Bur Dubai
Next Story : SEHA and Khalifa University come together to launch Clinical Research Certificate Program
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
First Technology Event in 2022 in Dubai Opens with a Resounding Success
Shenzhen Brand Products Exhibition Come to Dubai Physically on January 2022
Mysterious Ancient Tombs Reveal 4,500-Year-Old Highway Network in North-West Arabia
Are You Ready for Valentine's Day? - Omega Says 'Show Me Love'
Sony Middle East & Africa Broadens Availability of 360 Spatial Sound Experience ...
Oris Big Crown X Cervo Volante
RAKEZ Facilitates Bank Account Opening for Clients through RAKBANK's Quick Apply...
Ajman University Set to Host the "Year of the Fiftieth" Commencement C...
The First-Ever Chupa Chups Room in the World Launches in Dubai, UAE
Symbols and Colours by Pandora: Little Symbols of Big Dreams
Loeb Closes the Gap Again to Turn Up Dakar Pressure
Maserati: Back to Racing. The First Italian Brand to Compete in the ABB FIA For...
Samsung Launches Galaxy S21 FE 5G - The Ultimate Smartphone Designed for Fans in...
Region's First World of Coffee Opens at Expo 2020 Dubai
Discover The Infectious Waste Disposal Solution at Arab Health
The Best Clean Beauty Brands at THAT Concept Store
Zoho's Dubai Headquarters To Operate On New Working Week
BRX Trio Stage Top Ten Show As Dakar Heads for Finish
United Arab Bank Implements Complete Data Protection for Data Backup, Replicatio...
The Republic of Paraguay's Diversity in Focus as a Tourist Destination at Expo 2020
Arabian Automobiles Wins Two Major Awards: Agency Workshop of the Year, Agency B...
Kuwaiti Photographer Displays Wildlife Photos at Expo 2020 Dubai
Xposure 2022 exhibitions mark a celebration of culture, adventure, beauty, and more
LG Levels Up the Laundry Experience With the Latest in Washing and Drying Solutions
Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Emirates Philatelic Association. UAE ...
Samsung's Monitor Lineup Sets New Record for CE Accolades With Nine Awards
Invesco Outlook: Inflation Sets the Stage for 2022
LG's Newest Innovations Earn Wide Range of Honors at Ces 2022
Ozka's Step Challenge is Back at Global Village with a Chance to Win an Amazing ...
SEHA Announces Closure of Mina Rashid Covid-19 Drive-through Services Center
Enjoy Jashn-E-kebab on Zafran's Outdoor Terrace
IBPC Retail Conclave 2022
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Inaugurates 2 New Showrooms in MG Road, Bengaluru and So...
Al Ghurair Properties Announces Partnership with Siemens to Implement Sustainabl...
SEHA Extends its Working Hours for COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers in Ab...
Arabian Automobiles offers Nissan, INFINITI Owners' Industry-Leading Free Pick-U...
Byredo Iconic Scents will Soon be Part of the Immersive Stay Experience at Inter...
Tashkeel Launches 2022 Exhibition Programme with the Work of Six Emirati Photogr...
Dubai Shopping Malls Group's Up to 1 Million Dirhams Prized Weekly Raffles, a Hi...
Dubai Culture and Zoho Partner to Support Digital Transformation for Creative En...
MAX&Co. SS 22 Rock Chic
Sony Exhibits at CES 2022
Joyalukkas Shopper Wins Big in the ongoing DSF Season of Big Winnings'
Stellar Q3 Helps TCS Hit $25 Bn in Annual Revenue
Lenovo's New Yoga PCs Blend Elevated Design with Sustainability
International Panel of Experts to Decide Honoree(s) of Zayed Award for Human Fra...
Chile Pavilion Showcases Destination Diversity at Tourism Week
LG Joins IBM Quantum Network for Advance Industry Applications of Quantum Computuing
Advanced Ford F-150 Boasts an All-New SYNC 4 and its Host of Innovative Technolo...
SEHA Wins Two Globally Recognized Awards for Excellence in Nursing Healthcare