King Saud Medical City, represented by the Spinal
Unit in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, saved a Man in his 30's from
Hemiplegia after his visit to the medical city complaining of back pain.
Spinal surgery consultant Dr. Abdullah Hamad
pointed out that radiation tests showed severe erosion in the fifth and sixth
thoracic vertebrae, as well as in the fifth lumbar spine, with less severe erosion
in the 12th thoracic vertebrae, in addition to the first lumbar vertebrae and
the first sacral vertebrae.
Dr. Ahmed mentioned that the patient was at risk
of becoming paralyzed, especially in the level of the sixth thoracic vertebrae,
and the fifth lumbar vertebrae, and that the tests
suggested a presence of vertebral tuberculosis.
added, the patient was given treatment of four medications for vertebral
tuberculosis. He underwent a surgery to stabilize the upper thoracic vertebrae,
and another stabilization of the lumbar and sacral
vertebrae, while samples of the infected
vertebrae were collected for histological anatomy. The patient is still
receiving treatment and his condition is improving.
is worth mentioning that the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at King Saud
Medical City, has been recognized for its success during the past decades,
where many complex and rare surgeries are performed. The department as well includes
great national competencies and high experience.