In another achievement, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital situated on the outskirts of Guwahati conducted surgeries for two extremely rare and complicated diseases.
The surgeries were conducted by able and efficient team of Narayana Guwahati recently.
These kind of complicated surgeries done by an able team highlights that Guwahati is now positioned at International level in terms of quality Health Care.
The patient Utpal Barman, aged around 34 years was suffering from autoimmune disorder involving the Thymus Gland (Myasthenia Gravis) which causes extreme weakness of the muscles and Thyroid Gland (Grave’s Disease) for which a hyperactive thyroid gland present with toxic features. He was initially managed by Dr Pijush Das, consultant- Neurology and Dr Sunil Mallah Buzarbaruah, consultant- Endocrine surgeon by reducing the toxic symptoms.
Subsequently the patient underwent concomitant surgery of both the thyroid gland and thymus gland by a team of cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Rajnish Duara and endocrine surgeon Dr Sunil Mallah Buzarbaruah. The case required critical anesthetic management for the two surgeries which was ably provided by Dr Imdadul Hussain, Dr Dhiman Hazarika and Dr Kunal Agarwal.
This type of operating thyroid and chest bone splitting procedure for Thymectomy is extremely rare in India. In medical literature there are reports of staged procedure with interval between procedures except for a solitary case report from USA in 1988 where a similar concomitant procedure was done.
In another case, a critical patient Khagen Rajbongshi, aged around 57 yrs old presented with a near fatal vascular disease with acute renal failure at Narayana Hrudalaya of Guwahati.
He had a dangerous condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) involving the whole left leg. He underwent emergency dialysis under Dr Sashank Gupta, Nephrologist.
The DVT was managed with blood thinning agents but due to extensive progress of the thrombosis the patient was implanted with IVC Filter by Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr Rajnish Duara.
The patient recovered from his renal failure completely and got significant relief from DVT. DVT can cause a dreaded complication called Pulmonary Embolism which occludes the blood vessels going to the lung from the heart. This condition has almost 90 per cent mortality and even emergency surgery results are extremely poor.
This is the first time such a procedure has been done at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Guwahati.