Head-sized tumour removed from 31-year-old man’s head

In a surgery which went on for seven hours, a team of doctors led by Dr Trimurti Nadkarni managed to successfully remove a tumour weighing 1.837 kgs. Such tumours are rare and are a surgical challenge. There was heavy blood loss during the surgery and the patient required transfusion of 11 units of blood

Head-sized tumour removed from 31-year-old man’s headDoctors at B.Y.L Nair Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College have extracted a massive tumour The tumour weighed 1.873 kgs The patient named Santlal Pal, is a 31-year-old man who works as a cloth vendor,  he was admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery of the hospital and was brought in with progressive swelling of scalp, […]

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating leg

India has been the medical hub for many patients across the globe, time and again. The patient was in the moderate stage of cancer and waiting any longer would have resulted in an extreme step where the surgery would have been impossible, as the cancer would have spread to his thigh and hip

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating legJust a few days ago, a 16-year-old came to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, Karnataka, with his clearly distressed family. Abdul (name changed) was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right femur; the only option he was left with for his survival was amputation of his entire leg as suggested by other hospitals. Doctors at the […]

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart 

Ahmed Musa, a 60-year-old Mulund resident, awaiting heart transplant, successfully underwent bloodless hip replacement surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Doctors treating him call it a rare feat as he was a very high risk case due to him suffering from end stage heart disease

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of time

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is the largest blood vessel in the body. Considering the length and location of the blockage it was a challenging surgery. It was performed without it being an open surgery. A slight mistake could have been fatal for the patient

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of timeDoctors from Pune treated a 28-year-old man who was suffering from a very rare blockage of the vein. The vein in particular is the largest blood vessels in the body which carries blood from lower half of the body to the heart It had seen a blockage which was as long as 2.5 cm. The […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 ends with a grand success

Nearly 70 procedures in the field of endoscopy were showcased in last three days. The endoscopy conference had around 1,200 attendees. For the first time, a high definition live telecast of endoscopic procedures from BIDS Global Hospital, which is located 17 kms away from the Grand Hyatt

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 ends with a grand successThe three day Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference from January 05 to 07 at the Grand Hyatt, ended on a high note. The conference witnessed a large number of participation of doctors and the delegates from India and across the world.  Nearly 70 procedures in the field of endoscopy were showcased in last three days. […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?

With obesity becoming a widespread disease and many people coming forward for surgical intervention, the question of whether bariatric endoscopy will replace bariatric surgery was hotly debated by the esteemed doctors at the Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?The bariatric surgery in India has evolved over the last two decades. Experts say that endoscopic bariatric surgery will evolve a lot more in future. But at the same time, it is difficult for experts to predict on how much endoscopic bariatric surgery will replace all the conventional options. With obesity being a widespread disease […]

Evolution of bariatric surgery

With the country’s first bariatric endoscopy procedure, performed at BIDS Global Hospital on January 06, as a part of the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy conference, My Medical Mantra decodes the evolution of bariatric surgery over the last few years

Evolution of bariatric surgeryIt was not until recently that obesity was seen as a problem. In surgeries, where large portions of the patient’s stomach’s or small intestine were removed, it was observed that these patients had a significant weight loss. It is from this observation that the concept of surgical treatment for obesity was developed. In the early […]

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchers

The key to accelerated daytime wound healing, the scientists found, was that skin cells moved more rapidly to repair the wound and there was also more collagen, the main structural protein in skin, deposited around the wound site

Daytime wounds heal faster than injuries at night, discover researchersOur internal body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 per cent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to heal, […]

Help her, as raising funds is the last hope to save her

Pooja Agarwal has been battling her ailment like a true fighter. Her struggle against the internal hernia has led to her family exhausting their funds. She has already undergone a laparotomy along with four major surgeries and needs to undergo a final one to get treated of this ailment. The family is trying their best now to gather the required amount through fundraisers

Help her, as raising funds is the last hope to save herRelief from unbearable pain is the wish of every individual who is suffering from severe ailments. Such is the wish of Pooja Agarwal, a 27-year-old who is fighting against all odds in the hope to recover from a rare ailment. What started out as a minor stomach ache, progressed to being diagnosed as transmesenteric hernia. […]

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s face

It is expected to take surgeons about 12 hours to remove the tumour and reconstruct the boy's nose. Doctors say Emanuel will also need more surgeries to reconstruct his cheek, jaw and to implant prosthetic teeth

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s faceIt started out as what his mother thought was just a pimple, a small indignity for a boy beginning puberty. About two years later, what appeared to be a blemish has grown into a 10-pound tumour on 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas’ face. The mass that’s bigger than a basketball is benign, but threatens to fracture the boy’s […]
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