Infant’s parents residing in Singapore prefer operating
their son in Abu Dhabi,Successful surgery for a male infant with feminine
organs in Abu Dhabi:
Doctors in Al Noor Hospital- Airport Road succeeded in a
surgery for an infant suffering from very rare global condition with the
existence of the uterus and fallopian tubes in a male infant.
Doctors who diagnosed the condition in one of the specialized hospitals in
Singapore advised the parents, who are residing in Singapore, to search for
a pediatric surgeon who specializes in these rare cases. Searching the
internet by Singaporean doctor and the infants’ parents showed that there
are limited treated cases worldwide, mainly by an American pediatric surgeon
in Mayo Clinic and Dr. Amin El Gohary, Consultant and Chief of Pediatric
Surgery at Al Noor Hospital in Abu Dhabi who has previously operated 6
similar cases. The infant's parents took their decision to come to Abu Dhabi
to treat their son after extensive coordination and communication with Dr.
Dr. Kassem Alom, the CEO of Al Noor Hospitals’ Group in Abu Dhabi stated
that the significant development of the hospitals in the capital Abu Dhabi
and the UAE in general has attracted many rare pathological cases that
prefer to receive treatment at the hospitals in Abu Dhabi, adding that the
presence of excellent surgeon who retain supreme medical competencies with
broad experience are universally renowned, some of whom have succeeded in
registering many therapeutic and surgical methods in their name in medical
journals and textbooks.
Dr. Alom noted that, private hospitals are working alongside governmental
hospitals to develop and improve the level of health services in Abu Dhabi
and Emirate in general, which has reached a very advanced stage compared to
medical centers operating in many other developed countries. Adding that,
many procedures including delicate surgeries take place very successfully in
Abu Dhabi and Emirate hospitals.
Dr. Amin El Gohary who was consultant and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the
Mafraq hospital previously, said that the infant’s parents have contacted
him few weeks ago informing him about the condition of their son. They sent
his medical reports and express their willingness to treat their son in Abu
Dhabi after having ascertained that the Dr. Gohary has vast experience in
treating these cases according to world medical records and references
Dr. Gohary mentioned that the initial medical reports issued by the hospital
in Singapore indicated that the condition is for a female baby who has a
uterus which has Fallopian tubes and part of the vagina and two ovaries but
the doctor in Singapore took two samples of the ovaries and the histology
results showed that the ovaries were actually testicles..
He said the infant had been subjected to a laparoscopic surgical process in
Singapore to treat a hernia on the right side and a testicle that is inside
the abdomen, during the operation the surgeon noticed that the baby
fallopian tubes, a uterus and part of the vagina. The treating Singaporean
surgeon noted that for the first time in his career he operates on a boy
with internal female organs. The parents of the infant finally decided to
come to Abu Dhabi to meet with Dr. Amin El Gohary for conducting the
Dr. El Gohary explained that the patient services arranged with the parents
their intended trip through providing the names of hotels near the hospital
and all the tests were conducted upon the arrival of the infant. The
operation lasted two and a half hours during which the infant’s testicles
where lowered to the scrotum through a delicate endoscopic maneuver. The
fallopian tubes and a part of the uterus were eradicated because the testes
nutritious blood vessels and sperm canals passes through the uterine tissue,
according to tests carried out for the infant.
He said the infant's health is good and he is expected to leave hospital in
the coming few days to return to Singapore with his parents, where his
father worked. He is planned to come back in one year time for follow-up and
for a second operation to eradicate the remaining part of the uterus.
Dr. El Gohary said that such cases were very rare at the global level,
adding that his first case of this condition was operated in the mid-1990s
and was published in the medical journals together with his experience in
dealing with these cases, which included 3 cases until 2000. He mentioned
that he have successfully conducted another 3 cases which will be published
soon in the world medical records in addition to the condition of the
The Parents, who requested not to publish their names and the name of the
infant, expressed their extreme happiness for the successful operation. The
mother said that the excellent level of services at the hospital is
comparable to the services available in the best hospitals.
She had read in the medical reviews on such cases globally that Mayo Clinic
has operated one single case of this type while Dr. El Gohary recorded
treating 3 cases of such condition.
The infant’s father, who works as a computer engineer and networks, said
that he is glad to come to Abu Dhabi to treat his son, emphasizing that he
made the decision to after a long search on the Internet and world medical
reviews which resulted in the selection of Dr. El Gohary to cure his son.
The parents thanked the hospital management at the level of services
provided and the amount of care before and after the surgery and during
their stay in Abu Dhabi.