May surgical trip lends time for follow-up
By Jennifer Browning
Port-au-Prince, HAITI– Forty-eight children were seen by Ann McNeil, Dr. Ragheb and Dr. Sandburg this weekend at La Paix Hospital. The team performed an assessment for children with hydrocephalus.
Seventeen new cases were chosen for surgery along with two cases from the previous November’s surgical trip.
During the surgical trip the doctors were able to do a follow-up on the children who were operated on in November. Most were doing great with the exception of two who had some complications with their Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy’s (ETV). The children were scheduled for Ventriculopleural Shunts (VPS). The team performed 19 surgeries over three days which include six VPS and 13 ETV’s.