A complicated surgery for tongue cancer

A 45 year old male from North Kordofan State, presented with tongue cancer that required resection of the tongue cancer. The procedure was performed combined with immediate reconstruction of the tongue using radial forearm free micro vascular flap. Although cancer resection is usually performed, reconstruction was only possible because of the availability of the surgical microscope donated by SAMA to KTDH in 2017 and the Doppler device donated in 2018.

Education and Training:

Orthognathic and trauma cadaveric workshop

Dr. Haithem Elhadi Babiker training junior surgeons on orthographic and trauma skills.

The workshop was attended by local surgeons who learned:

  • various access incisions to the craniofacial skeleton
  • Demonstrate surgical anatomy
  • Local flaps in the head and neck

The surgeons also received hands on training using skulls donated by KLS Martin on:

  • Facial trauma, rigid fixation principles
  • Orthognathic surgery principles
  • Craniofacial surgery principles

Training Scrub nurses

Ms. Khadija Hassan, a pediatric scrub nurse, Hamad Medical Center, Doha, Qatar, volunteered to assist Dr. Babiker with complicated surgeries and trained scrub nurses at KTDH.