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Srey Neang from Cambodia raised $267 to fund nasal surgery.

Srey Neang
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  • $267 raised, $0 to go
$267
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Srey Neang's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2019.
November 10, 2019

Srey Neang underwent nasal surgery.

Srey Neang’s operation went well. Surgery will improve her quality of life by eliminating nasal obstruction and relieving her of any congestion and discomfort. She feels happy that she can concentrate better at work and can breathe and sleep without any difficulties.

“I am so happy that I can breathe clearly again and can return to my work,” said Srey.

Srey Neang's operation went well. Surgery will improve her quality of life by eliminating nasal obstruction and relieving her of any congest...

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September 12, 2019

Srey Neang is a 20-year-old laundry cleaner from Cambodia. She has three older siblings, and enjoys cooking and learning how to style hair. She hopes to become a hairdresser in the future.

Two years ago, Srey Neang developed nasal polyps, noncancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage. For this reason she experiences headaches, nasal obstruction, and congestion. She has difficulty breathing and often feels congested.

When Srey Neang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for eight hours seeking treatment. On September 13th, doctors will perform a nasal polypectomy to remove the polyps. After recovery, she will be able to breathe more easily. Now, she needs help to fund this $267 procedure.

Srey says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to breathe normally again and will no longer have any obstruction in my nose.”

Srey Neang is a 20-year-old laundry cleaner from Cambodia. She has three older siblings, and enjoys cooking and learning how to style hair. ...

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Srey Neang's Timeline

  • September 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Srey Neang was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • September 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Neang received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • September 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Neang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Srey Neang. Read the update.

  • December 29, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Neang's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Nasal Polypectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $267 for Srey Neang's treatment
Hospital Fees
$23
Medical Staff
$196
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Nasal polyps are growths that line the inside of the nasal passage that can cause a blocked or runny nose, loss of smell or taste, stuffiness, tooth pain, and facial pain.

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

Nasal polyps can cause persistent discomfort through the obstruction of normal airflow and chronic inflammation. Other complications from untreated nasal polyps include exacerbated asthma, sleep apnea, and recurrent or chronic sinus infections.

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

While some nasal polyps can be treated through steroid drops or sprays, the limited number of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists in Cambodia means that at a point when surgery is needed to remove the nasal polyps, patients are unlikely to receive it.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Removal of the polyps by nasal polypectomy is a surgery performed using a microdebrider or polyp forceps. The tool is inserted through the nostrils to take out the polyps, which avoids any skin cuts. Patients can generally return home a few hours after the surgery.

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

A nasal polypectomy can clear a blocked nose and improve sinus infections, relieving the patient of the chronic discomfort caused by the polyps. It may also improve sense of smell if previously impaired by the nasal polyps.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks of a nasal polypectomy include nosebleeds and infection from the swelling of the sinuses. The proximity of the sinuses to eyes creates a very small risk of eye injury during the surgical procedure.

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

Cambodia does not have many ENT specialists, and such services can be expensive. Patients will travel for hours to reach Children’s Surgical Centre to receive care, arriving by bus, motorbike, or taxi.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Alternatives to a nasal polypectomy include steroid sprays, drops, or tablets to shrink the polyps. However, these are usually tried before surgery and if ineffective, surgery is required to remove the polyps.

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