GOSH offers last hope for Chinese baby
Youkang Huang came to GOSH from China at the age of 1 with a rare genetic condition he had suffered from since birth. His condition is called Congenital Melanocytic Naevus and consists of large brown or black moles that are present from birth.
His mother, HuaJuan Wu, noticed his condition as soon as he was born and immediately went to their local hospital in China, where she was told there was nothing that could be done.
Turning to GOSH for help, Youkang and his mother arrived in London on the 12th December 2017 and had initial consultations with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Mr Neil Bulstrode and Consultant Dermatologist Dr Veronica Kinsler. He then underwent surgery to remove large lesions from his face and scalp and was screened for neurological diseases and monitored for melanoma skin cancer.
"We are waiting to perform further surgery due to other issues we have come across" said Mr Bulstrode. "But the initial surgery has gone very well. We have removed some of the larger lesions from his face and scalp and we are hoping for a full and speedy recovery."
"This hospital is a blessing!" HuaJuan said "It is very pleasant and everyone is very friendly. I have the utmost trust in the hospital and the doctors here."