Six-year-old Freya Christiansen from Canberra became the first Australian citizen, which was operated by the robot. Surgery to remove the tumor in his throat was held in Melbourne, the Epworth hospital under the guidance of Dr. Ben Dixon, a leading surgeon of this medical establishment.
About it writes on Wednesday, March 14, a local newspaper Сanberra Times.
Dixon called unique this operation, which was complicated by the young age of the patient, as well as hard-to-reach location of the cancerous tumor located between the carotid artery and the skull base.
Earlier to operate Freya, who is studying in primary school Yarralumla and more than a year grapple with cancer zavoevaniem, refused thirty-seven surgeons.
Dixon, however, warns that she’ll need radiation or proton therapy and immunotherapy, and even under these conditions, it can not guarantee that the cancer will not metastasize.