22-DEC-2018: JNMC surgeons extract rare tumour from patient's neck
Aligarh, December 22: A rare tumour from a patient's neck was extracted in a surgery under the guidance of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg, a renowned surgeon.
Gausul Azam, a resident of West Champaran in Bihar had consulted surgeons in various hospitals before being recommended to get the surgery done at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), AMU. The golf-ball size tumour on the left side of Azam's neck had developed on a main vessel connecting the head and neck region. Dr M Azam Haseen (Chairperson, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery), Dr Mehtab Alam and Dr Ghazanfar Khan performed the three-hour surgery under Prof Beg.
The patient has been discharged after the successful recovery.
"The success of the surgery has been because of a team approach," said the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Beg adding that the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is doing 100 cardiac and 250 thoracic and vascular cases every year at affordable cost.
Dr Mohd Azam Haseen informed that the tumor was badly adhered to neck vessels and a slight mistake wound have resulted in massive bleeding. "I have only seen four such cases in my career," he said.
Dr Mehtab Alam pointed out that surgeons in various hospitals of Varanasi, Lucknow and Mumbai had refused to conduct the complicated surgery for fears of excessive bleeding while extracting the tumour. "The excessive bleeding in such surgeries often result in facial paralysis and even deaths," said Dr Alam.
The anaesthetist of the surgery, Dr Nadeem Raza said that the surgery was challenging because operating in this sensitive area leads to a lot of variation in the heart rate and blood pressure.
Congratulating the surgery team for the success, Prof S C Sharma (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) said that JNMC has state-of-art facilities and the best care affordable to common people.
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