Rare surgery performed

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 11

A 48-year-old Rajinder Kumar came to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) emergency after facing difficulty in breathing from the last three weeks.

The patient was having noisy respiration and there was a large swelling inside the mouth which caused respiratory obstruction. Rajinder underwent emergency procedure which included making a hole in the wind pipe.

Since it was a very rare case, CT scan was done to locate the exact site which was next to major blood vessels of the neck and was very large to be removed through mouth. In spite of this, the mass was removed from the mouth without making any cuts over the neck. It was 8 cm which is same as a preterm baby head.

Removing the mass from the neck would cause permanent damage to the voice and can also cause injury to the food pipe. Using mouth approach both complications were avoided.

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