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Ghana boy saves ‘face’ in rare surgery

Mohamad Issaka, a 22-year-old from Ghana was operated for Giant Cell Tumor around ten years back. But the surgery left a crater on the left side of his face and he also lost an eye. He was considered a social outcast due to his disfigured face.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2011 00:53 IST
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Mohamad Issaka, a 22-year-old from Ghana was operated for Giant Cell Tumor around ten years back. But the surgery left a crater on the left side of his face and he also lost an eye. He was considered a social outcast due to his disfigured face.

He came to the Artemis Health Institute early this month for reconstructive surgery of his face and treatment of the severely infected tumor site. Before this, several American and British teams had reportedly attempted the same surgery, but to no avail.

Dr Nanda, Head Cosmetic and plastic Surgery, AHI, performed the ‘free micro surgical flap’ procedure in which healthy skin tissues and muscles were taken to fill in the wound.