14-Year- Old Girl With Elongated Breasts Weighing Nine Kilograms Gets Successful Operation From Kiruddu Hospital

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14 –Year- Old Girl With Elongated Breasts Weighing Nine Kilograms Gets Successful Operation From Kiruddu Hospital
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A team of doctors at Kiruddu national referral hospital have successfully operated on a 14-year-old girl with separated breasts measuring over 9 kilograms and long up to her knees.

According to Dr. Idris Kalanzi, a consultant plastic surgeon, the complicated operation lasted about three hours. 

While speaking to NBS television in an interview, Kalanzi revealed that on 14th March 2022 Kiruddu hospital received this primary five pupil aged 14 (names withheld) from Luuka district and she suffered from a rare condition of elongated breasts at least weighing 9kgs.

According to the girl’s mother, Nangobi Jamira, the elongation started at the age of 12 during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Before Kiruddu, the girl’s family visited all hospitals in the nearby area but all in vain until they were referred to Kiruddu hospital.

Nangobi noted that after 2 years of trauma and stigmatization by the community, a team of surgeons from Kiruddu hospital embarked on a surgical procedure that has seen her daughter get normal breasts shape by removing the tissue mass that elongated the breasts. 

Dr. Peter Majeme, a plastic surgeon and a doctor with Kiruddu, said that this kind of surgery had beaten conventional medical literature but now the team is conversant with the processes and can treat the condition.

Kiruddu hospital offers free services on burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery but is constrained by a lack of enough up-to-date machinery to help the smooth flow of services. 

Surgeons at the hospital further called upon well-wishers and the government to help in the equipping of the ward with new advanced machines to curb the medical exportation challenges faced by Ugandans and the sector at large.

The family of the girl is now looking for funds to buy implants for the breasts to regain their shape. 

Though surgeons noted that the girl will not be able to breastfeed her children.

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