Recently, a surgeon team of the L2FH Rotation 3, including Doctor Nguyen Tien Duy from the Department of Anesthesiology, Central Military Hospital 108, used an anesthetic technique of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block to successfully conduct an acute appendicitis surgery on a peacekeeper.
The 37-year-old Mongolian male patient, a UN peacekeeping mission staff member, was diagnosed to have acute appendicitis and quickly moved to the hospital’s operating room.
As the patient’s heart is in the right chest, Vietnamese peacekeeper doctors of the hospital had to work hard before and during the operation. Thanks to their great professional expertise, the operation was a success and the patient was saved.
The surgical team included Doctor Nguyen Thanh Nam, Doctor Nguyen Van Tu and Doctor Ngo Quoc Hoan while the anesthesia team consisted of Doctor Nguyen Tien Duy and Doctor Nguyen Manh Hung.
The teams worked for over an hour to successfully complete the operation. At present, the patient is recovering.
This was the second time the L2FH Rotation 3 applied the TAP block to relieve postoperative pain.
Earlier, doctors of the hospital had also successfully performed a surgery for a patient with acute appendicitis using the TAP block method.
Due to the acute illness of the patient and the current rainy season in South Sudan making the road very difficult to travel, the L2FH Rotation 3 deployed a helicopter to quickly pick up the patient.
Translated by Minh Anh