Medical feat witnessed in Manipur
IMPHAL, March 26
In yet another medical feat of Manipur, a 9 (nine) cm long needle (accidental injury) inside the lung of a girl was removed successfully through Key Hole Surgery in a private hospital in Imphal on Monday, according to the hospital sources.The operation was conducted by Dr Kh Devendra, Consultant Surgeon & AMASI (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India) National Faculty and Anaesthesia & Critical Care team led by Prof P Nishikanta Singh at Shija Hospitals, HealthCity, Langol, Imphal.
“Three half cm incisions were made to visualize the needle and remove it,” says Assistant Manager (Business Development) Premjit Lourembam of Shija Hospitals. “C-Arm machine (real time X-Ray imaging system) which was installed at Shija Hospitals for the first time in Manipur in 1998 was used during the said operation.” An attempt was already made to remove it through open surgery elsewhere outside Manipur but unsuccessful, he added.
It may be mentioned that Shija Hospitals brought the technology of Key Hole Surgery for the first time in Manipur in 1996. Till date more than 19,000 key hole surgery have been performed successfully and still counting.The girl recovered and discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.
The hospital had also created Guiness World Records by successfully removing the largest neck tumour from a 12 day old child on March 17, 2003. The weight of the tumour was 1.2 kg which was 40 percent of the baby’s total weight.
The previous record was that of a tumour which was 10 percent of the total, body weight of the patient.