Infant needs financial assistance
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
A five-month old infant in Baddibu Saaba is in need of financial assistance to undergo medical treatment in Dakar, Senegal.
According to a medical report from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Sainey Nyangadou was referred to the paediatric neurology unit on the 3rd July, 2008, on a progressive enlargement of the head since birth.
The parents, the report added, are consanguineously married cousins, noting that there was no obvious febrile illness, rash or other adverse events during pregnancy. "Delivery was at term and uncomplicated. He cried immediately after delivery. He never had any febril illness or convulsive seizures; on evaluation he was found to be macrocephalic with an occipito frontal circumference of 56cm, his eyes were sunsetting. His anterior and posterior fontalnelles were wide open."
"The muscle tones and flexes were normal. The other systematic evaluations were unremarkable. On the basis of the above clinical features, a diagnosis of a congenital hydrocephalus was made which was confirmed at transcranial transfontalnelle ultrasound and evaluated further by a cranial computed tomography scan which revealed a marked dilation of the lateral and third ventricles, with a prominent cisterna magna tomography sign of basilar impression and mildly dilated fourth ventricle in keeping with a marked hyderecephalus."
"His haemotological laboratory evaluation was significant for leucocytosis at 15.9*10. Sainey will need to proceed to a well resourced paediatric neuro-surgical unit overseas for intracranial pressure assessment, other indepth evaluation, and ventriculo-peritoneal shunt surgery," the report concluded.The parents can be reached on Tel: 981 7027/ 449 6032/ 992 5898.
Author: by Ebrima M. Kanuteh