Doctors remove fibroids from two patients

Updated 25 October 2014

Doctors remove fibroids from two patients

Two patients in Hafr Al-Batin have successfully undergone surgery for the removal of uterine fibroids.
A medical team from the Maternity Hospital in Hafr Al-Batin removed fibroids from the patients aged 34 and 40, media spokesman of Health Affairs in Hafr Al-Batin Abdulaziz Al-Inizi said.
The first patient, aged 34, was suffering from chronic pain in the abdomen and pelvis and experienced continuous uterine bleeding for two years. Medical, lab tests and X-ray showed that the patient had four uterine fibroids.
Accordingly, the patient was immediately subjected to urgent surgery where the fibroids were successfully removed while keeping the patient’s uterus intact.
The second patient underwent a similar operation. She too, was suffering from acute pain in the abdomen. An ultra-sound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a number of uterine fibroids which necessitated their removal. The uterus was left intact in this case too.


350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

Updated 14 November 2019

350,000 books to feature at Jeddah fair

JEDDAH: Hundreds of authors from around the world are preparing to take part in a prestigious Saudi book festival.

The Jeddah International Book Fair, to be staged in South Obhur from Dec. 11 to 21, will feature more than 350,000 volumes to cater to all reading tastes.

Now in its fifth edition, the cultural event, run under the patronage of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, will see the participation of 400 Saudi, Arab and international publishing houses from 40 different countries.

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, who is head of the fair’s supreme committee, has been coordinating the organization of the event which will include book-signing sessions by 200 authors.

The exhibition, occupying 30,000 square meters, is one of the biggest specialized expos in the Kingdom, and aims to promote reading and the cultural environment.

The fair will also include a program of seminars, lectures and indoor and outdoor theater productions, along with documentary films for families and children, and workshops in visual arts, photography and Arabic calligraphy.

The Jeddah fair is supported by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud, who believes it reflects the city’s culture and traditions, along with backing from Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah. SPA Jeddah