A Kazakhstan Girl Had a Huge Papillomatous Tumour of Her Larynx Removed by Roberto Puxeddu

The surgery was performed as part of the program of the masterclass «A Modern Approach to Surgical Treatment of Laryngeal Pathology», which took place on 9 and 10 December 2019 and brought together medical professionals from the Central Asia, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Professor Roberto Puxeddu is a leading international expert in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He came to Kazakhstan at the invitation and through the sponsorship of Impex Life of Russia and the public foundation OF Dobrovolnoye Obschestvo Miloserdiye of Kazakhstan. The surgeries were supported by Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University.

One of Doctor Puxeddu’s patients was a thirteen-year-old girl with laryngeal papillomatosis (a benign tumor caused by the human papillomavirus HPV6 and HPV10). For ten years, she had to breathe through a tracheostomy tube. According to the surgeon, he had never encountered such a case before.

Gulgina Kabden
“I feel very well. I am thankful to the doctors for making my dream come true. I am not allowed to talk much for now, but I really want to. I want to be a doctor in the future, too, and heal people”, Gulgina Kabden shared.

The doctors remarked that medical specialists in China and the city of Nur-Sultan had tried to help the girl by removing the growths with laryngeal forceps. However, this kind of surgery is fraught with complications and poses a high bleeding risk. Besides, there is always a risk of relapse in this case.

Besides this girl patient, twelve more children underwent surgeries funded by the foundation. The children come from socially disadvantaged groups where one can wait years to get medical assistance in a foreign clinic through a federal quota program. Three surgeries on adult patients were financed from the state budget, with no more need for these people to go abroad for medical treatment.

“This masterclass aims in the first place at getting your medical specialists, ENT doctors, trained, not just at having all these complex surgeries done. We arranged for live streaming, with the signal from the operating room transmitted to your medical university. Some fifty ENT surgeons from all over Kazakhstan were watching it live.”, the masterclass sponsor Vitali Khiznichenko said.

9-10 декабря 2019. II Мастер-класс
About the event sponsors:
OOO IMPEX ( Impex, LLC), as represented by its CEO Vitali Vladimirovich Khiznichenko, is running a project Impex Life to give medical consultations and assistance to children with laryngeal conditions across Russia and in Kazakhstan. All events under this program are held at the best medical facilities with cutting-edge medical equipment. The consultations are given under the guidance of Professor Roberto Puxeddu. The Doctor is aided by qualified medical professionals from Russia and Kazakhstan.