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Friday, 21 March 2014

Doctors perform surgery to save Nigerian woman with ‘intestines hanging out’ of body

A Nigerian woman suffering from a life-threatening condition has been treated at a hospital in Ras Al Khaimah in UAE after allegedly being refused surgery in Nigeria, 7daysindubai reports...
Victoria Odita was rushed to RAK Hospital in critical condition as a result of an incisional hernia in her abdomen, which caused her intestines to hang out of her body.
It’s thought the hernia developed following Odita’s four caesarian sections, which left her abdominal wall very weak and eventually allowed her intestines to push through. Doctors at RAK Hospital performed complicated surgery that saved her life.
The 37-year-old had suffered from abdominal swelling for years before realising she had a large hernia in her abdomen. When the swelling increased following her fourth pregnancy six months ago, she sought medical help, but was denied treatment in Nigeria because of the extreme severity of her condition.

“She was rejected treatment in her own country and had been suffering with immense pain for the past six months,” said Dr Parvez Ahmad, a specialist surgeon at RAK Hospital who operated on Odita. “She was a high-risk case and a challenge for any surgical team. An immediate operation was performed to repair the incisional hernia and alleviate the symptoms.”

Parvez explained the condition is quite common after multiple abdominal surgeries. However, he said Odita’s situation was made worse because her heart pumping capacity was only 25 per cent, which in normal person should be more than 60 per cent.

“A person who gains significant weight after abdominal surgery, becomes pregnant or lifts heavy objects is most at risk for an incisional hernia,” said Dr Anup Panigrahi, head of the minimal invasive surgery department at RAK Hospital. “The incision is weakest, and most prone to a hernia, while it is still healing.

“It is not only a female problem; both the sexes should be aware that anybody who has had one or many abdominal surgeries is at risk of developing an incisional hernia.”

76 Comments:

  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:08 , Blogger Alloy Chikezie said...

    Thank God for her life, and thank God for medicine


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  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:08 , Blogger Vivian Chekwube said...

    I Thnk God for her life

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This wudv been Nigeria but there r too many oloriburukus trying to ruin d nation- tush

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice work

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:12 , Blogger Ogunmola Adedamola said...

    Linda,Intestines and nt intenstines *check*...Great Work Thou.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:12 , Anonymous Delight said...

    tank God

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:13 , Anonymous o said...

    Indians' are too much in surgery.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:13 , Anonymous Eugenia Ekeji said...

    Refused treatment in her OWN country. Naija na wa o. Thank God 4 healing her.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:15 , Blogger Angie Cape said...

    Hmm.. I pray the op is successful.
    Lord have mercy!

    *My R1.50c comment *

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:16 , Blogger Admin NV said...

    Wow.. love indian Surgeons.. See Latest Update on Malaysian Missing Plane

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:20 , Blogger MOCHA said...

    I'm sorry but this sounds so stupid. it is an outright lie that someone with incisional hernia will be refused surgery. linda I know you enjoy blogging whatever you see and hear even when it makes no sense. try hearing the other side of the story before you publish cos you have some gullible readers who hang on every word u write

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:21 , Blogger D ROCK said...

    common after multiple abdominal surgeries. However, he said Odita’s situation was made worse because her heart pumping??

    hot female italian soccer Fan goes naked to celebrate goal!!

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:26 , Blogger @edDREAMZ said...

    Thank God for ur life..... so a person that cannot afford to travel out to treat himself of this disease is liable to die instantly..... Naija which way abeg...
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  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerian hospital rejected her bcos they can't perform d operation....shikena. Let d govt not put better hospital in place rather big shopping mall all d time. Shame

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:29 , Blogger @edDREAMZ said...

    Goverment should find away to see that our doctors have the necessery training on hw to treat some complicated disease like this one.....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:31 , Anonymous BOOTYLICIOUS said...

    these doctors should come and look at my dads case Nigerian doctors r just any patients death sentence

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:35 , Blogger Princewill Okafor said...

  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:36 , Blogger Gbenga Adebayo said...

    Intestines, not ''intenstines''

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:37 , Anonymous yetty said...

    Hmmm.. I bless God for her.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She wasn't "denied" surgery. They just didn't know how to do it.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 15:57 , Blogger damilola fambegbe said...

    Thank God for her life

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:02 , Blogger Kelly Babatunde said...

    I guessed the Doctors ran cos they knew its a case they can't handle. They prefer to leave than to have a death blemish on their records.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:06 , Blogger Cagey Berry said...

    Glory to God that she finally made it. God used the foolishness of the Nigerian doctors to save the woman's life. She probably would have lost her life in their hands. Thank God for his mercies that are new every morning.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:08 , Blogger @MeetdrealEvans said...

    Nigeria and their wack Doctors, the only tin dey knw hw 2 do is write drugs u can't even get to buy...find drug for 5days...

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:11 , Anonymous Geenius said...

    denied medical care in your own country?... so we dont have hospitals capable of handling this woman's situation. nigeria is just to a mockery to the international scene . thank God for her life, wish her speedy recovery :)

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:15 , Blogger Zenki Brown said...

    Nigeria doctors cant perform such operation, dats the fact.. Thank GOD all is well with her now.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:21 , Blogger hilary obiorah said...

    Which hospital refused her surgery? Maybe it is for the best, who knows what could have happened? The could have killed the poor woman!

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:41 , Anonymous Sienna said...

    I don't believe the part where they claim she was refused treatment in Nigeria. They should not insult our intelligence. I had inguinal hernia and was operated on. Yes, the intestines are outside your abdomen. Mine was caused by strenuous physical exercise. Nigerian doctors have come a long way, and I have a lot of respect for them. It's amazing what lots of Nigerians do for asylum.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God for her life and That's my university's hospital.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:46 , Blogger evelyn Bukola said...

    May God keep you safe, be healed In Jesus name, but after more that 2 CS madam why don't you quit child bearing. Please don't risk your life, stay alive and take care of your precious ones. As for being refused to be treated here, I comment my reserve #angry face at nig goverment.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:46 , Blogger zainab nuhu said...

    Thank God for her life, that's my university's hospital.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God for her life and that's my university's hospital

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 16:51 , Blogger Rayna Kelvin said...

    Smh For Naija!!!! They'll reject her cos they can't do anything. Thank God she's alive.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is well. My 1st pregnancy 4months ago was via CS. I want just 2 kids!! Speedy recovery ma'am.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God she was even rejected cos dem for dun kill am wif needle nd scissors cme tel d family to take heart. •ZorahJay•

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:06 , Blogger toyin kakulu said...

    It is well! Thank God for a successful operation

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda is it dat you cant spell?? INTESTINES not dat tin u put up there...OLODO!!! better post dis...

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God 4 His grace over ur life Madam

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank u lord for serving her

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:45 , Blogger Zemrie Rozay said...

    Are dey twisting the story or did Nigerian doctors rili deny her treatment???

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:46 , Blogger whitefalcon said...

    Thank God for her life.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:52 , Anonymous Okoro said...

    Maybe they rejected to operate on Her cos they lack the necessary machines, who knows..just maybe

    Well, may God grant Her good health. Amen.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:53 , Blogger ezenwa mark said...

    Hmnn

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:53 , Blogger ezenwa mark said...

    GOD help us

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 17:59 , Blogger motunrayo olaide said...

    Thank God she's safe now

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 18:21 , Blogger Sylvonce said...

    Naija my motherland! Odiegwu.com

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 18:22 , Blogger Shoutozone said...

    Kudos to those Doctors for thr bravery nd intelligence... They once again proved to us dat they are vry well ahead of Nigeria

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 18:44 , Blogger chidinma ojeaga said...

    Thank God for saving her life so she can be there for her children. Co's no woman can raise another's children like their real mother.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 19:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i second that

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 19:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's not a disease u retard

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 19:20 , Anonymous IMI said...

    Nigerian doctors denied her surgery for a procedure as simple as repairing and incisional hernia??????? What kinda lie is dat. Smh.
    "Intestines hanging out of her body". And she carried it for six months until "she was in a critical condition" before "being rushed to a hospital in UAE".
    SMH.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 19:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Most people that comment on this blog are so shallow minded, so any opportunity u guys see to insult Nigeria, u jump into it. So someone with an incisional hernia for 6 months whereby the intestine is hanging out will die of infection. This story is a big lie, repairs of more complicated hernias are done in Nigeria teaching hospitals. Which hospitals did she go to? One private hospital is now "Nigeria Hospital" Refused by Her Own country? I just pity. A lot of people here, for those that enjoy insulting this country, in your next life u will be a Somalian.........Amen

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 20:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Woman, I tank God on ur behalf but I feel u shud stop child bearing by nw. The doc said anyone wit two or more abdominal surgery is prone to incisional hernia, please stop risking ur life and stay back to take care of the ones u have already. Omo Bere, oshi bere.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 20:22 , Blogger Zainab Tahir said...

    Thank u so much n I can bet my life that it's a lie. Incisional hernia? Haba, Linda pls.

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 20:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda
    at the level you have reached on the blogosphere, it's a shame u didn't consult on this article.( u should have consultants -volunteer or paid - on just about every area of human interest. )
    An incisional hernia to put it in layman's terms is very much like the big navel(and some can be really quite big) some are born with , but occurs at other levels of the abdomen and commonly results from weakening of the abdominal wall following previous surgeries. Like the " big navel ", it can be totally without problems or can become problematic.It is certainly not a picture of raw intestines protruding through the abdomen as has been portrayed here .
    Either way , IT CAN EASILY AND ROUTINELY be handled by any of many specialist(or trainee specialist ) or general practice surgeons available in many hospitals all over the country !
    What u fail to realize is that many corrupt Nigerians like Victoria Odita will tell any lies to justify Govt sponsorship abroad in order to enjoy the undeserved ESTACODE(foreign exchange paid to beneficiaries for often bogus miscellaneous expenses)
    The unsuspecting foreign Doctors were probably being nice by posing with her in the picture .(No Surgeon worth his salt would pose ( as if a feat ) with a patient over a MERE incisional hernia repair .)
    I should know because I am a Surgeon .

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 21:01 , Blogger chemmywalata walata said...

    Thnx to jah almighty she's saved

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 21:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dude. Please google incision hernia before u comment. Stop exposing ur ignorance!

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 22:02 , Blogger Evans Uyos said...

    Blacks...... Blacks........ GOD why am i a black man? We blacks are wicked

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 22:12 , Blogger Itohan Tlove said...

    Lol

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 22:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well if u ask me I'll say our Nigerian doctors are busy pursuing senators salary, they have refused to develop themselves, d FG listens to them a lot. If they are not egostical they would have fought to have better working conditions, 90% of them are just a heartless bunch looking for Pharmacist, nurses, & other health practitioners to impede on.
    Smh for them sha

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 22:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Senseless pple....op sm of u guys dat r commenting bad abt d professional doctors we av in dis country knw wat d situation of dis woman all abt......I bet it sm of u r educated illiterate s
    ....all u undstud Iin dis story is dat she was rejected here in 9ja nd treated smwhr else.....olodo

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 22:45 , Anonymous Apple said...

    When will our doctors be able to perform such??!!

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 23:00 , Anonymous edee said...

    Not all Nigerian doctors fool.u shld appreciate d ones that treat their patients

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 23:03 , Anonymous edee said...

    I agree....there's something wrong in dis story.how is it possible that no Nigerian doctor can perform surgery on incisional hernia?

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 23:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I hate it wen ppl hear story on dis blog! Dey wount evn analyse it $ d next is insults on nigeria $ govment! 4 God's sake whu will have his or her intestine hanging 4 six months $ have not died of infection! Again whc hospital refused dem treatment or u went 2 health centre $ dey refer u $ u say dey refuse u treatment! Pls les have little patriotic mind $ stp believin any nonsense ppl say abt us. And u linda am disapointed! If dis shld be investigated u wil find out dat dis not really wht apened! D beta nex time pls

     
  • At 21 March 2014 at 23:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She should try and lose some wt in the process...obesity is a risk factor.

     
  • At 22 March 2014 at 01:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I concur. The story doesn't make sense. Incisional hernia wey even interns dey do wella!

     
  • At 22 March 2014 at 01:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's either she gets on birth control or stop having sex. Another cesarean section could take her life.

     
  • At 22 March 2014 at 03:31 , Anonymous Zoe. said...

    What I dont understand Isa What the issue is? Una want make them do trial and error with her life in Naija? Thank God they turned her down
    She for don die....

     
  • At 22 March 2014 at 11:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I swear..she 4 don pai 4 naija..nd notin would be heard of her nd the cause of the sickness

     
  • At 22 March 2014 at 16:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    l wonder why her own case is different, l just passed through incisional hernia surgery that lv suffered for the past six years together with CS of my third son just two weeks ago here in Nigeria and precisely at Runea hospital Awka/Anambra and it was sucessful, to God be the Glory. Linda uv been ignoring my comments

     
  • At 23 March 2014 at 07:44 , Blogger Tobenna Ugochukwu said...

    Yeah incisional herniorrhaphy is a minor surgery. I don't believe Nigerian doctors rejected her though.

     
  • At 24 March 2014 at 08:38 , Anonymous ebonyz... said...

    Thank God for using them to save her life

     
  • At 24 March 2014 at 12:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    mr surgeon shut up please, this picture was not taken to pose because they achieved this feat like you put it.......most patients at least abroad take such picture with their patients just as a memorial not cos they want to pose for the work they did....this picture was just used here and not to celebrate the feat....don't get it twisted

     
  • At 24 March 2014 at 15:56 , Blogger IKANA AKPATA said...

    Lindi, please you must be very sure of this story from those doctors, because Aunt Odita (as I call her) was in Isolo general hospital. we stay in the same room I was on bed rest during my pregnancy, that's how I meet her, we were Four woman that had serious issues but hers was way too serious. We were all taken care of o. Her baby was operated on thou it was a 50/50 chance. we all had night prayers just for her. Her story is true but those Dr am not sure, because the baby was operated here in Nigeria o and I gave birth i think 3 months after. I just call her now and she said the intestine was corrected Feb the day she called me. Lindi if you need her contact, to hear her story let me know cos she said she has no idea the story have been published.

     
  • At 14 September 2015 at 21:46 , Blogger Unknown said...

    Sienna, pls help me my son has inguinal hernia. Where did u do it

     

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