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Success! Seyha from Cambodia raised $224 to fund a cyst removal.

Seyha
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  • $224 raised, $0 to go
$224
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Seyha's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2016.

Photo of Seyha post-operation

February 2, 2017

Seyha underwent surgery to remove a painful cyst.

Surgeons successfully removed the cyst from his left eyebrow. Following the procedure, he was given pain medication and antibiotics. His wound has healed, and he experiences no pain. Seyha looks better and is much happier.

Seyha says, “I’m happy to be able to go back to school again.”

Surgeons successfully removed the cyst from his left eyebrow. Following the procedure, he was given pain medication and antibiotics. His wou...

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November 28, 2016

Seyha is fifteen years old and in the eighth grade. He has two sisters and one brother. He likes to watch TV and play with other children.

Seyha has a dermoid cyst, a noncancerous lump, in his left eyebrow. For this reason, he experiences headaches, pain, and discomfort.

When Seyha’s parents learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), the family traveled for six hours to seek treatment. On November 29, surgeons at CSC removed the cyst. After recovery, Seyha will no longer feel pain. Now, his family needs help to fund this $224 procedure.

Seyha shares, “I hope to have a normal face and no headaches.”

Seyha is fifteen years old and in the eighth grade. He has two sisters and one brother. He likes to watch TV and play with other children. ...

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Seyha's Timeline

  • November 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Seyha was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 29, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Seyha 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.

  • December 13, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Seyha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Seyha's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Seyha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $224 for Seyha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$132
Medical Staff
$79
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.