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Rare surgery performed on one-day-old baby at Gandhi Hospital

Rare surgery performed on one-day-old baby at Gandhi Hospital
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A rare surgery has been performed at Gandhi Hospital here on April 17 on a one-day old baby to get her rid of congenital immature giant teratoma of...

Secunderabad: A rare surgery has been performed at Gandhi Hospital here on April 17 on a one-day old baby to get her rid of congenital immature giant teratoma of neck as the baby has developed breathing problems soon after her birth.

A team of doctors conducted the surgery and placed the baby on ventilator for eight days. The baby was found to be stable. Hospital Superintendent Shravan Kumar described the surgery as unique. According to him, a 34-year-old woman Satyavati gave birth to a baby girl on April 16. But the baby has a huge lump formation on her throat and has breathing difficulties. Doctors sensed that the baby would not survive long unless the lump is removed and conducted the surgery within 24 hours. The size of the tumour removed was 15 cm x 12 cm.

Giving this information to media at a press meet, Shravan Kumar said that the surgery was first of its kind in the history of Gandhi Hospital. He was confident of the hospital conducting many more surgeries surgeries as the hospital has necessary equipment, expert doctors and other amenities. He exhorted the public to shun corporate treatment and visit Gandhi hospital for their medical needs.

Hospital paediatrician Dr Nagarjuna said the disease is called congenital immature giant teratoma of neck and it occurs due to defective genes. Mother of the baby – Satyavati – said that it would have costed her at least Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh had it been done in a corporate hospital. She thanked the doctors for giving fresh lease of life to the baby.

The Gandhi hospital has been conducting kidney, orthopaedic, organ transplantation surgeries successfully, Shravan Kumar said adding that the unique surgery is sure to infuse confidence among the people about the government hospital.

BY Ramesh Valmiki

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