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First cuban cochlear implant  in a child of eight months
Cuba has carried out its first cochlear implant in a child under a year, making it one of the few countries in the world to effect such surgery.

Eight-month-old Dianelys Perez suffered meningitis that endangered her life and left her deaf, and the surgical implant should recover her hearing

A multidisciplinary group of experienced Cuban medical professionals and prominent surgeon Angel Fields, professor of the University of Las Palmas, Spain, conducted the four-hour operation.

The Spanish physician highlighted the Cuban attention and priority, treatment and solution given the curable illness, and the towering professionalism of the surgical team with which he worked.

Israel Perez, the girl's father, emphasized that the operation is the result of the Cuban Revolution's advanced national program of health.

Source: Prensa Latina

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