Tale of a Tumor / Team 5 Expedition Overland / Day 4

Yesterday we met a beautiful young girl who had a back tumor that her parents say first appeared when she was one year old. The tumor has steadily grown in size and now at age 9 it is causing her pain and discomfort. Her physical examination was normal except for the tumor and she didn’t have any neurological deficits or problems.  The tumor was firm and mobile and the team decided to operate and remove the tumor.

Waiting patiently the day before surgery.

The team assembled our makeshift jungle OR  and began to operate.

The tumor was removed without complications. Who knows?  Maybe she will grow up and be a doctor.

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