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Success! Oudam from Cambodia raised $231 to remove a mass from his ear so he can hear again.

Oudam
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Oudam's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2021.

Photo of Oudam post-operation

June 21, 2021

Oudam to remove a mass from his ear so he can hear again.

Oudam’s family is so relieved that our medical partner’s surgeons were able to remove the tooth from his ear canal. Oudam recovered quickly from his procedure and was able to return home to his province with his grandmother. He no longer experiences pain in his ear, and his hearing has returned. Oudam has already gone back to school and wants to study hard so his parents can be proud of him.

His grandmother is relieved saying, “I was so happy when I saw his tooth removed. He can study and play like a normal boy, and I won’t have to worry about his ear anymore. Thank you to the CSC staff for helping my grandson.”

Oudam's family is so relieved that our medical partner's surgeons were able to remove the tooth from his ear canal. Oudam recovered quickly ...

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May 19, 2021

Oudam is a 6-year-old student and the only child in his family. Oudam’s father works as a driver, while his mother is a corn farmer. His parents live far away for their jobs in order to be able to send money home to Oudam and his grandmother, who takes care of him. Oudam likes watching funny movies with his grandmother and helping her sell fish in the local villages.

When Oudam recently lost a tooth, he placed it inside his ear and the tooth accidentally fell inside his ear canal. Within two days, he was experiencing pain, hearing loss, discharge, and tension in his right ear. Oudam needs to have the object removed in order to heal the discomfort he is feeling and regain his hearing.

Oudam and his grandmother traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 19th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, will remove the mass from his ear. Now, Oudam’s family needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Oudam’s grandmother shared, “We hope the tooth can be removed so his pain will stop.”

Oudam is a 6-year-old student and the only child in his family. Oudam's father works as a driver, while his mother is a corn farmer. His par...

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Oudam's Timeline

  • May 19, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Oudam was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oudam received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oudam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oudam's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oudam's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Oudam's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$99
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$55
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients will present with a growing mass. Depending on its location, the mass may cause pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Foreign bodies include shrapnel and other objects that do not belong in the human body. Masses, cysts, and tumors are abnormal tissue growths.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Disturbances from foreign bodies/masses/cysts/tumors can be cosmetic, limit function, cause pain, and damage internal organs.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Foreign bodies, such as shrapnel from landmines, are more common in Cambodia than the United States, especially in rural areas. It is estimated that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

If the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor is superficial, the removal procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Removal of deeper objects or large tumors requires general anesthesia.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This treatment improves a patient's appearance and function, reduces pain, and limits risk of damage to other body parts.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks are minor but depend on the site, size, and aggressiveness of the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Simple removal procedures can be done at local district or provincial hospitals, but patients must pay. Patients come to CSC because they cannot afford the procedure at their local hospital.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most masses, there are no alternatives. For aggressive tumors, patients may undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to reduce the tumor.

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