Aggressive Infantile Fibromatosis in an Iraqi child treated in the UK

The case of three-year-old Saif Basim with Agressive Infantile Fibromatosis is in the news this week. The young boy was flown from Iraq to be treated by British surgeons since the appropriate facilities were not available in Baghdad.

Royal Jordanian airlines paid for the family’s flight to the UK but the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery now needs to raise the funds to pay for the operation that members of their society performed.

Management of this size of tumour in a child is clearly a surgical challenge and the team are to be congratulated on their work.