In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

U.S. Army surgeons have successfully transplanted a new ear on a soldier who lost her left ear in a car accident. The procedure, involved harvesting cartilage from the soldier's ribs to carve out a replacement, which was then placed under the skin of the forearm to allow the ear to grow

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearmShamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgery

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 60kg tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumour was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 4.5kg per week over a two-month period

Doctors remove 60kg tumour from woman’s abdomen after five-hour surgeryA woman has had a 132-pound (60kg) tumour removed from her abdomen by doctors in the US. The 38-year-old had been gaining weight at a rate of about 10 pounds a week for two months before she first went to her doctor seeking help. She was malnourished because part of the ovarian tumour was on […]

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s health

The most severe painful periods in women occur due to a condition called endometriosis. Though it is a benign condition, it can behave like a cancer. It spreads its tentacles from the ovaries to the pelvis and can go further to invade the bowel, the bladder, the uterus, scars in the abdomen wall and sometimes travels even beyond the pelvis and the abdomen into the chest

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s healthWhat is endometriosis? It is simply the invasion of the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) into spaces where endometrium is normally not found. It responds to the hormones in the body in a similar way as the endometrium responds. Every month, the endometrium within the uterus grows thicker in response to the rising hormones […]

Mumbai: Doctors hope to revive comatose mother to reconnect with twins

The woman had given birth to twins, after which she suffered from a brain injury wherein her brain was deprived of oxygen and immediately went into coma after a Caesarean section surgery. Doctors are trying to revive her with a new method of neurological surgery called Deep Brain Stimulation

Mumbai: Doctors hope to revive comatose mother to reconnect with twinsJaslok Hospital has performed a first-of-its-kind Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery on a woman who has been in persistent vegetative state for almost a year now. The twins who haven’t even known the touch of their mother were conceived via In vitro fertilisation (IVF). The woman after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest along with being in the […]

Doctors reconstruct man’s face after fatal road accident 

Road accidents are ugly realities in metro cities like Mumbai. One such accident nearly killed a 26-year-old Mumbaikar. He was on his way back from work, when his motorbike collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. With major injuries, his survival seemed bleak. However, he survived due to a one-off surgical intervention

Doctors reconstruct man’s face after fatal road accident The impact of the crash broke his helmet, as he was thrown towards the edge of the road. Motorists and pedestrians rushed to his aid and took him to a nearby hospital. Due to a lack of medical infrastructure and expertise to treat the trauma, he was shifted to SL Raheja Hospital. It was reported […]

World TB Day: ‘Surgery can also be an option for curing TB’

Surgery is the only option if the patient is not cured even by having a drug in a MDR TB. However, many doctors do not even know about TB patients being treated with surgery. In a talk with My Medical Mantra, Dr Lalit Anande, Chief Medical officer of Sewri TB Hospital, talks about eradication of TB and its early diagnosis  

World TB Day: ‘Surgery can also be an option for curing TB’In India, 4 lakh people die of tuberculosis (TB) every year. 21 lakh new cases come to the fore each year. 20,000 Crores of rupees were spent in India due to TB. The Prime Minister sent notice to all the chief ministers of the state to focus on TB. Question: If we say that the […]

All you need to know about stomach ulcers

The most common symptom is a burning sensation or pain in the area between your chest and belly button. The pain will be more intense when your stomach is empty and it lasts for a few minutes or several hours

All you need to know about stomach ulcersWhat is a stomach ulcer? Stomach ulcers are painful sores that can be found in the stomach lining or small intestine. Stomach ulcers are the most visible sign of peptic ulcer disease. They occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced, thus enabling the digestive acids to […]

Giant cell tumour: Doctors save woman’s leg from amputation

Doctors from Aurangabad’s Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) recently performed a surgery on a 25-year-old woman with a tumour in her leg. The operation was challenging for the doctors as they had to extract the tumour without amputating the patient’s leg

Giant cell tumour: Doctors save woman’s leg from amputationUsha Wadhekar, a 25-year-old woman, residing in Beed was suffering from excruciating knee pain in her left leg since the last several months. Upon diagnosis it was revealed that she was suffering from a malignant tumour known as an osteoclastoma. This is a type of tumour characterised by massive destruction of the end (epiphysis) of […]

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Talk with your doctors before trying to treat gallstones by yourself. They can help you receive a correct diagnosis. They can also advise you on all of your treatment options. If you have yellowing of the eyes, fever or chills, and intense abdominal pain, seek medical care immediately

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

All you need to know about amputation for diabetes

Amputation is preventable or it can be delayed. People with neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, or both can take steps to preserve their health

All you need to know about amputation for diabetesPeople with diabetes have high blood sugar, which can lead to serious complications if untreated. Two serious complications are nerve damage and peripheral artery disease. These can lead to the need for amputation below the knee. Diabetes overview Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, refers to a group of metabolic diseases where the body cannot […]
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