Bhubaneswar, 15.12.2018: The department of Surgical Gastroenterology has added one more feather to its cap by performing an extremely rare surgery on a middle aged lady in restoring her food pipe, which had sustained injury to her esophagus following accidental swallowing of her denture.
A middle aged lady who had sustained injury to her esophagus following accidental swallowing of denture had undergone treatment in a hospital with an attempt to remove the denture. However, during the treatment process at that hospital she suffered severe damage to her food pipe.
As an interim measure, her food pipe was diverted out of the neck (Esophagostomy). She was being fed through a tube placed in her intestine (feeding jejunostomy). This procedure was done in the previous hospital. To add to her problem she developed blood clot in the leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) which posed immediate risk to her life. She was referred to Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar in a very critical state. She was admitted immediately in the ICU with serious respiratory problems in addition to the existing ones.
As the patient was having multiple issues, hence a comprehensive treatment was planned and at the initial level she was treated by Dr Manas Kar, Senior Consultant Interventional Radiology, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar who placed a filter in her IVC to prevent the clot in the leg veins to migrate up. This, in itself was a complex yet worthwhile procedure to save her life initially. She continued to remain in ICU for some time and recovered gradually.
Having tided the patient over the initial crisis, the next challenge was to restore her food pipe so that she was able to eat normally. Elaborating in detail about the case Dr Md. Ibrarullah, Senior Consultant, Department Surgical Gastroenterology, said that reconstruction of food pipe is a complex & lengthy procedure and on first week of the December 2018, she underwent the surgery in which reconstruction of her food pipe was done using a segment of large intestine.
The procedure, known as Esophago-Coloplasty, was conducted by, Dr Ibrarullah & his team comprising of Dr MS Modi, Dr Salil Parida, Dr Sadananda Meher, Dr H Wani & Dr Srinivasulu. The Anesthesia team, headed by Dr Mami Parija & Dr Saumitra Satpathy provided efficient support in managing such a long & complex procedure.
The patient had an absolutely smooth postoperative recovery and was discharged. Today she is able to eat normally as any other normal individual. The happiness on her face after being able to taste normal food like a normal person really needs to be seen to be believed.
Congratulating Dr Ibrarullah and his team Shri Sudhir M Diggiker, Regional CEO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd Odisha and Chhattisgarh said that Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar has always been in the forefront in providing all requisite treatment facilities to the needy. “Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar is well equipped with all state of art facilities and has experienced doctors and paramedics to respond to any kind of emergency.”, he added. Shri Diggiker even congratulated Dr Kar who successfully brought the patient into a stable condition at the initial stage.
Apollo Hospitals is always in the forefront in introducing newer technologies, procedures and protocols to treat ailments effectively, economically and with lot of compassion, Shri Diggiker said and added that,” I am pleased that our consultants are continuously playing a pivotal role in providing the best possible treatment for the patients.”