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AIIMS Bhubaneswar Achieves Milestone with Successful Rare Scalp Tumor Operation

–         Second in India, collaborative effort from group of Doctors

–         Provided New Life to a 51-year male from West Bengal

–         Around 7kg Synovial Sarcoma tumor removed

Bhubaneswar, 07/05/2024: Providing a new lease of life to a 51-year-old male person (Rabindra Bishui) from West Bengal, AIIMS Bhubaneswar conducted a successful rare scalp tumor operation, marking a significant milestone in medical innovation and collaborative healthcare efforts. An exceptionally rare tumor, synovial sarcoma, especially in the scalp, with only scant documented cases in medical literature. The surgery, only the second of its kind in India, was a collaborative endeavor led by a dedicated team of medical professionals.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas congratulated the group of Doctors for such a rare operation, and reiterated the commitment of the national institute to provide modern and quality healthcare service to the people of Odisha as well as the neighboring states. The patient has gone to different medical colleges and hospitals for treatment where it has been denied and ultimately reaches the Department of Plastic Surgery at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. A multidisciplinary team from AIIMS Bhubaneswar, comprising experts in Interventional Radiology, Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery, Plastic surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pathology meticulously crafted a treatment strategy under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay Kumar Giri, Head of the department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, added Dr. Biswas.

The patient, Mr. Rabindra Bishui, a 51-year-old resident of West Bengal, underwent a complex procedure to address a longstanding scalp swelling that had plagued him for over two decades. The growth, later diagnosed as a 7kg Synovial Sarcoma tumor, posed a formidable challenge to conventional treatment methods.

Medical Superintendent Dr. Dillip Kumar Parida has also conveyed best wishes to the team of doctors for such wonderful work. The intricate procedure involved precise embolization of blood vessels, targeting the bilateral superficial temporal arteries and the left occipital artery, by Dr. Manoj Kumar Nayak from the Radiodiagnosis department, followed by surgical excision by Dr. Rabi Narayan Sahu(Neurosurgery),  Dr. Kanav Gupta, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Phanindra Kumar Swain(Surgical Oncology), Dr. Dinesh, Dr. Sanjay K. Giri, Dr. Santanu Subba, Dr. R K Sahu, Dr. Aparna Kanungo(Plastic Surgery), Dr. Gopika Jith, Dr. Akanksha Rajpoot, and Dr. Ahana.

The procedure was intricate, necessitating the ligation of the left external carotid artery and posterolateral neck dissection, culminating in the successful removal of the tumor.

Despite the challenges posed by the surgery, including significant intraoperative blood loss requiring approximately 6 units of blood and other blood products, the dedicated anesthesia team led by Dr. Aparajita Panda, along with the vigilant nursing team consisting of Surya, Ashoka, Sibanjali, Pramod, and Sangeeta, ensured the patient’s safety and well-being throughout the procedure, which lasted about 7 hours.

Following the successful surgery, the patient received intensive care for 24 hours before being transitioned to the ward for further observation and recovery. Dr. Pritinanda Mishra’s timely pathological evaluation of the specimen played a crucial role in the treatment process.

The collaborative efforts of the surgical teams involved not only ensured the successful treatment of a rare scalp tumor but also underscored the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation in addressing complex medical cases.

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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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