A child’s message spread across social media platforms cried many people who read with interest what looks like a “will” written by the child Marina Milad, in her handwriting, to talk about her feeling of near death from her, which has already been achieved nearly 3 months after the day of writing the 12-year-old girl , her letter to her family, which she began with the sentence “I am dying very close… I am sure”, and concluded with bequests to her family upon her departure.
Will-the-girl-Marina-to her family
The girl’s family revealed that she died of a disease called ameloblastoma or ameloblastoma, a rare type of tumor that affects only about 50 patients around the world. It forms the enamel that protects the teeth, a tumor can cause pain or swelling and can change the appearance of the face if it is not treated for a long time, it may become cancerous and spread to the lymph nodes or lungs, according to a report on the website webmed.
Enamel tumor symptoms
Tumors usually grow slowly over a period of several months or even years for a period of time. The only symptom may be swelling in the back of the jaw. The patient may also feel pain in the teeth or jaw. Some people do not have any symptoms. A tumor is found when it is Have an imaging test done for another reason.
Sometimes ameloblastomas grow rapidly and painfully, and this can lead to the extraction and movement of the teeth. It can also spread to the nose, eye socket or skull.
In rare cases, they can grow so large that they block the airway, make it difficult to open and close the mouth, or affect how the body gets nutrients from food.
The cause of ameloblastoma
Doctors aren’t sure what causes ameloblastomas or why some people develop them. They know that they are more common in men than women, and certain genes seem to play a role.
An infection in the jaw or an infection in the mouth may also increase the risk, and scientists believe that certain viruses or a lack of protein or minerals in the diet may be linked to them as well.
Methods for diagnosing the disease
The little girl, Marina, is happy, while she is playing
Dentists often discover these tumors on x-rays. They can look like soap bubbles on the x-ray film. They can also be diagnosed with:
MRI: Strong magnets and radio waves are used to make pictures of the mouth.
computerized tomography (CT)CT): many x-rays are taken from different angles and put together to show more detailed information.
The doctor may want to take a small sample of tissue for examination under a microscope to take the sample. They will use a needle or make a small cut. This is called a biopsy. They can confirm that it is a hydroblastoma and help determine how quickly it is growing.
ways to treat it
Marina at an early age – from her childhood
Medications and radiation don’t seem to have a significant effect on most noncancerous ameloblastomas, so they are usually treated with surgery to make sure cancer cells don’t grow back. Your doctor will remove the tumor and some healthy tissue around it.
The patient may need to remove part of your jaw, as well as some of the arteries and nerves affecting your face. Your doctor will recommend surgery to recreate your jaw using bone from elsewhere in the body or an artificial bone.
After the surgery, the patient will have a CT scan to make sure the tumor is gone. Follow-up exams for 5 years or so should be done to make sure it doesn’t grow back.
Little girl Marina holds a certificate of appreciation
If the tumor comes back, it is more likely to become cancer if it spreads to other parts of the body, radiation is usually recommended to slow or stop its growth, and scientists hope to find new treatments that can shrink these tumors without surgery They are testing drugs that fight cancers linked to the genes of a similar problem to see what If they have the same effects on ameloblastomas.