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Rare Surgery for a rare variety of Throat Cancer performed at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

–        Radio/Chemo resistance cancer at the junction of Voice box and food pipe caused difficulty in breathing and change in voice

–        Voice box, Trachea and upper part of food pipe removed

–        A Tunnel created inside the Chest, colon mobilized to connect the throat for making a new food pipe

–        First of its kind surgery in Odisha, group of young Docs took 14 hours to complete the challenging procedure

Bhubaneswar, 04/05/2023: A group of young Doctors at AIIMS Bhubaneswar performed a rare surgery for a rare variety of Larynx (Voice box) Cancer (Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma) to save the life of a young lady. The 25 years old lady from Jagatsinghpur district was afflicted with an advanced stage of the cancer at the junction of food and windpipe, causing difficulty in breathing and swallowing. Unlike the usual variety of cancer, this was resistant to radiotherapy & chemotherapy. With progression of the diseases, the voice, respiration and food intake for the patient became challenging.

Prior to coming to AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the lady had consulted at multiple hospitals for around one year seeking treatment. With no other option in hand, to save her life, the surgeons operated the patient with a newer approach.

The group of 10 Doctors comprising the Department of ENT, Surgical Gastroenterology took 14 hours to perform the challenging procedure.

The ENT surgeon removed the voice box (Larynx), upper part of the windpipe (Trachea), Pharynx, upper part of food pipe (Esophagus) and part of the thyroid gland.

Gastrosurgeon dissected the colon and mobilized it into the neck through a tunnel made between the Sternum (Breast bone) and the heart connecting the base of tongue with the stomach, making a new food channel. Post operatively the patient was managed in ICU.

After two months of surgery, the patient is doing well with normal breathing and food intake.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas reiterating the commitment of the national institute to serve people with new vigour has congratulated the team of doctors for this life saving surgery in a skillful way.

Dr. Dillip Kumar Samal, Associate Prof. ENT, Dr. Tanmay Dutta, Asst. Prof Surgical Gastroenterology and Dr. AjiteshSahu, Asst. Prof. (Anaesthesia) Dept. of Trauma & Emergency led the procedure. Senior Resident and Nursing staff also joined hands in this surgery. Dr. Pradipta Kumar Parida, HoD ENT guided the team. DDA(I/c) Rasmi Ranjan Sethy has also congratulated the team for the effort.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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