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First brain surgeries in 40 years at Sebokeng Hospital

A newly-established neurosurgical unit has performed two brain surgeries for the first time in four decades at Sebokeng Hospital in Gauteng, reports News24.

The operations were carried out on two patients who had subdural haemotoma (bleeding on the brain), both of whom had clots removed, and both of whom have fully recovered.

Previously, brain surgery patients were referred to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

Acting CEO Dr Fhatuwani Mbara said: “Traumatic brain injury patients were occupying ICU beds for a prolonged duration, with no definite management plan, because most required operations ranging from skull and brain to spine surgeries.

“The new unit and our highly skilled team will ensure a reduction of these types of injuries.”

 

News24 article – Sebokeng Hospital performs two brain surgeries for the first time in 40 years (Open access)

 

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