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A “hair transplant” surgery that saves the life of a patient in a nursing home in the US was performed in the Netherlands, and it’s a success story for medical science.
The procedure was performed by a team of doctors from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ leading medical institution.
The team, led by Dr. Mina Bekkij, told Dutch media that it saved the life by removing hair from the patient’s scalp.
The operation is not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but it is being tested in a clinical trial.
“The patient was taken to the hospital after he had a severe case of pneumonia,” Dr. Bekkarij told Dutch news website De Telegraaf, which cited a statement from the team.
“A nurse noticed that he had an enlarged prostate.”
Dr. Bokkarij said that the patient was in poor health.
“We went in and examined his body and found a hair on the top of his head that looked like a tumor,” she said.
“He didn’t want to remove the hair, but the nurse put a little piece of hair on his forehead, and that’s when he died.”
The patient’s family had to wait two weeks before he could be taken off the respirator.
After that, he recovered and has since been discharged from the hospital.
The surgery is still being performed in a Dutch clinical trial, but Dr. Atsushi Nagata, a professor of surgery at the University Medical Center Utrecht, told De Tegriaf that the procedure should be considered for the Dutch medical market.
“If the patient doesn’t require any additional care, and we think he can be returned to a normal life, then it’s possible,” Nagata said.
“But in my opinion, we need to have the procedure done in a clinic in order to have a realistic chance of success.”