The term ‘touiba’ means ‘snake bit’ in Arabic and refers to the fact that amputations require the use of special equipment. This takes the form of a metal bar for removing the tumour, connected to a scalpel. Depending on where and how much swelling results from the operation, special surgical procedures may be required. In patients who are already suffering from another disease and have been treated with surgery, it is common to see them treated with an anti-inflammatory medication as part of their rehabilitation process. Read on to know more about this.

What is the difference between an operation and a tumour removal?

One of the major differences between a surgery and a tumour removal is the type of equipment used. In the case of an operation, the surgeon is working with aiotes, or living organs, while in the case of a tumour removal, the patient is being given an anti-inflammatory medication to help his body function normally.

When is it necessary to treat a Touiba patient?

Anybody with a tumour or suspicious for one may be offered a ‘complementary’ therapy like surgery for an early detection disease. This is usually very expensive and can be risky. There have been cases where patients have been offered a choice between having surgery and being given a ‘feasible’ cost of $100,000 (approx. £80,000) – this is money well spent if you think about the long-term side effects.

Differentvanties in treatment for touiba patients

Cases of tumours that are too small to be seen by the naked eye may consist of a very soft tissue called the ‘tubal reaction’. This is because the wall of the uterus is made of a substance called endometrial material. At a time when the uterus is contractile – that is, it contracts and relaxes – this soft tissue is moving about in the woman’s body. When it gets stuck, it is referred to as a ‘tumour’.

The diagnosis of the tumour

The first step in diagnosing a tumour is to understand exactly what is happening in the body. Two main areas of science that can be used to help in this are genetics and biology. Genes are the instructions a cell transmits through evolution. Biodrug therapy targets specific genes that cause tumour development. The survival of a tumour depends on knowing the exact location and type of the tumour. For example, the location of a tumour in the brainstem is crucial for survival. An example of how this is achieved is that of a tumour on the tongue. The tumour is positioned in the space between the teeth, which is filled with the most delicatesector of the teeth.


As Hippocratic Oath tells us, “Do nothing without a purpose”, it is only right that we also put the ‘why’ behind every procedure and ask ourselves why we are doing it. The ‘why’ behind a surgery is to remove a tumour. The ‘why’ behind a ‘feasible’ cost of the operation is to prevent the patient from wasting away. The ‘why’ behind an offers of paying for the operation is to make sure the patient receives proper, prompt and proper care. We are all expected to contribute to the evolution of our bodies, but what about the bodily evolution of the human race? How will our ‘why’ evolve with the advancement of science? These are the questions that drive us all toward the ‘why’ behind any medical procedure.

By ella