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It was a really hectic last day in the clinic. We had a four year old boy who has a cyst in his upper jaw that’s been there at least a year (they first noticed it a year ago, which means it may have been growing for two). Under this mass was simply a cavity filled with fluid about the size of a tennis ball. We were very happy to be able to treat it, as if it was another type of growth, the most we could have done would be to take a biopsy. But hopefully this will be the last procedure he’ll ever have to have.
We had two other minor cases, but then at 3:30 a young lady with a very large tumor of the lower jaw came to the hospital, and the doctor referred her over. We did a biopsy for her and were able to remove at least part of the tumor. This could be a cancerous process, like a lymphoma, so we’ll keep praying for her. Either way, hope for a surgery could be slim.