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RIMS docs conduct critical surgery

RANCHI: Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) could be notorious in terms of defunct medical equipment, regular strikes and bottlenecks in terms of limited infrastructure in comparison to the flow of patients but when it comes to performing rare surgery or medical assistance to a poor patient, the hospital is still the last word in the state.

A team of eight doctors has carried out an extremely complicated but successful surgery of pancreatic carcinoma on an underprivilged 45-year-old lady. A premiere medical institution where money is not the buzz word to deal with seriousness of the disease, the team of doctors engaged for nine long hours to remove cancerous cells from her pancreas.

Performed under N K Jha, Sakentan Bhagat (chief surgeon) Mrityunjai Sarawgi, endoscopic surgeon A K Tiwary, Babu Mani Baski, Tapas Raja, Saibal, Sailesh Rashid, Azhar, Appa and Shyam Sunder Sahu with assistance of anaesthetist A Haque and Manoj carried out the surgery that was partially to remove the cancerous cells and partially to reconstruct the entire hepato-pancreatic system of the patient.

Ghee Kumari Devi of Bokaro came to RIMS with the complaint of recurring progressive jaundice which was not being treated by conventional methods only to be detected to cancer of pancreas. Having decided the treatment line, the team of doctors performed the surgery on pancreas, duodenum and common bile duct preserving a part of the pancreas. The hepatic duct was directly linked with the small intestine to ensure that the pancreas resumes its normal functioning with the remaining number of cells.

Asked if the pancreas would function normally, Baski said that since the entire pancreas was not removed, the cells would very soon take up normal functioning. The patient has been kept under seven-day post-operative observation during which medicines would be administered to ensure that all the organs function normally. "The patient regained consciousness and was in a position to communicate and respond which make us confident about her quick recovery," Baski said.


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