The surgery took place this Wednesday and consisted of replacing a titanium plate with a personalized prosthesis, informs the Provincial Government of Benguela, in a statement to which VerAngola had access.
"The General Hospital of Benguela performed for the first time in the country, this Wednesday, 15/11, a surgery to replace a titanium plate with a personalized prosthesis, on a national citizen, using the surgical technique of manimbular removal and reconstruction with its insertion", the note reads.
It all started two years ago, when the patient went to the aforementioned hospital, where she ended up being diagnosed "with a benign tumor (ameloblastoma) of the jaw", said the general director.
According to the person responsible, the diagnosis led the medical team to perform surgery, "where a titanium plate was inserted".
This situation, he added, ended up making it impossible for the user "to communicate properly", causing pain, inconvenience and discomfort.
After medical follow-up, another surgery was scheduled to remove the previous plate and insert the "new prosthesis that is customized with temporal/manipular joint".
Regarding the surgery carried out on Wednesday, the general director of the HGB highlighted that so far, "as far as we know" it is the first surgery carried out in Angola: "So far, as far as we know, it is the first surgery carried out in the country, whether in public or private hospitals", he highlighted, cited in the statement.