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Baby 7 Needs Overseas Treatment

Nov 30, 2009, 3:31 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

A seven-week-old baby is in dire need of assistance, according to his medical report from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital RVTH, dated 17th November 2009.

Muhammed Lamin Senghore, who lives in Serrekunda with his mother Adama Sireh Jallow was presented to the neurology ward on 7th October 2009 with features consistent with neonatal septicaemia and meningitis, according to his medical report.

The report stated that Muhammed Lamin Senghore was accordingly managed and discharged thereafter and on evaluation at the follow-up clinics, he was noted to be macrocephalic with dilated scalp veins.

"A tansfontanelle ultrasound undertaken on 21st October 2009, the report revealed a markedly dilated auricular horn of the lateral and third ventricles and the corpus callosum was present and the basal ganglias normal which are features suggestive of hydrocephalus," the report stated.

Baby Senghore was managed conservatively with acetazolande

On 11th November 2009, a repeat transcranial ultrasound undertaken revealed dilatation of both lateral ventricles with a normal posterior fossa which is consistent with a supratentional hydrocephalus.

Given this diagnosis, he will need to proceed elsewhere for a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt surgery and other definite interventions which could be done at the paediatric surgical unit of the University Hospital Dakar, according to a letter signed by Dr. Emmanuel Onyekwelu, a Paediatrician.

Any individual, groups of people who want to foot the medical bill for the baby can simply dial: 9950464 or 7008754.