Life saving surgery at KIMS

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a life saving surgery on a 10-year girl, who was seriously injured after a fall from roof. Shubhashree Patra, daughter of B. R. Patra from Shaileshri Vihar, fell down from roof while playing resulting in penetration of rod at the infra-umbilical site. The patient came to KIMS unconscious with pulse was not palpable and BP not recordable. KIMS surgical team immediately transferred the patient to OT and resuscitated her with immediate arrangement of blood. The abdomen was opened and found to have massive blood in the peritonial cavity. It was also found that, renal vein was injured. After successful operation patient was shifted to ICU. At present she is out of danger and steadily recovering in ICU. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated the surgeons and wished a speedy recovery of the patient
Infant’s Nasal Pore Opened

Doctors of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a rare surgery to open nasal pore of a seven-day baby. The infant with closed nasal pore, a rare condition, was born in SCB Medical College and Hospital, Katak. Parents of the baby admitted her in KIMS in a critical condition. Dr. K. K. Samantaray, ENT Expert, KIMS opened the pore after two-hour long rare surgery. Under the supervision of Dr. R. N. Biswal, Dr. Jagaddish Mishra (Anesthesia), Dr. Akshya Parida and Dr. Khageswar Rout, Dr. Samantaray applied endoscopy surgery on the infant, who was supplied oxygen for temporary respiration. 

The infant is doing well after the surgery and continues to be under treatment of Dr. Manas Nayak, Dr. Jagadish Sahu and Dr. Sebaranjan Biswal in Neonatal ICU section of KIMS. “It is a rare condition that mostly afflicts girls”, said Dr. Samantaray, informing that survival rate is very low in such cases. It was a challenging surgery and KIMS could handle it well because of well trained doctors and ultra modern equipments, said Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS. Congratulating the doctors for successful treatment of the infant, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that their achievement has made KIMS proud.

Catheter Removed from Lungs after 33 Years

Unbelievable but true. In a rare surgery, doctors of KIMS removed a malecot catheter from a man’s lungs, where it was embedded for 33 years. The catheter was left in the lungs of Bipin Patro (38) of Kendrapada due to doctor’s negligence when a chest drain was performed at him at SCB Medical College and Hospital, Katak to treat Pneumonia and pus in lungs in 1978. He was just five years of age then. Though he was cured of Pneumonia and pus, a part of malecot catheter was left inside lung, which caused a fistula (Thoraco cutaneous fistula). For last 33 years, Bipin was suffering from lungs pain due to this condition. When he came to KIMS, investigations by Dr. Madhabananda Kar, eminent surgeon revealed that a part of chest drain was inside the lungs. Dr. Kar decided to remove that chest drain by surgery. On 12th May 2011, a team of doctors led by Dr. Kar and constituting Dr. Subrat Mohanty, Dr Amrish Mishra, Dr. Subrat Sahoo and others successfully removed the catheter from his lungs. The team of doctors was assisted in lungs ventilation by Dr. Akshya Parida, Dr. Jagadish Mishra, Dr. Amit Pradhan, Dr. Aditya Das and Dr. Kadambini Parida. The chest drain and the damaged part of the lungs were removed. This type of surgery is very rare, informed doctors of KIMS. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated Dr. Kar and his team for their effort and wished Shri Bipin Patro a long and happy life.

Uncommon Disease, Immaculate Treatment

A two-month old baby girl was brought to KIMS with breathing problem, from which she was suffering for about one month. As her condition was serious she was admitted to Pediatric ICU. After thorough evaluation she was diagnosed to have Diaphragmatic Hernia, a birth defect in which there is a large hole in one side of diaphragm, the structure that separates chest cavity from abdominal cavity and belly. The defect allowed entry of abdominal contents, mainly liver, stomach and intestine, into chest cavity; thus, compromising and jeopardizing the development and function of the lungs. This is a rare condition and requires early diagnosis and treatment involving medical resuscitation and surgical correction. The baby was stabilized with aggressive treatment. She was successfully operated by Pediatric Surgical Team headed by Dr. Subrat Mohanty with anesthetic support from Dr. B. K. Panigrahi and his team. The baby finally recovered after intensive post operative care round the clock for one week including artificial breathing support from ventilator.
Similarly, a six-year old girl was brought to KIMS with irregular fever, skin rashes and gradual weakness in lower limbs for two months and inability to walk and run properly for 10 days. She was treated at many institutions as well as by private doctors, but without any relief, causing grief and frustration to the parents. The child was having a typical rash of a chronic debilitating disease called Dermatomyositis, which is very uncommon and occurs in one in two million population. The disease primarily affects body muscles through an abnormal autoimmune process and in the long run incapacitates the patient gradually if not diagnosed and treated early and properly. With the clinical suspicion from the typical rash, the child was investigated and the diagnosis was clinched within one week at KIMS. She was put on proper treatment and within 10 days there was marked improvement. She could walk properly, rashes subsided and persistently irritable child became cheerful. Both the cases were rare and not commonly encountered by physicians. If not diagnosed early and treated aggressively the patient succumbs or gets incapacitated for whole life. The two children were salvaged due to outstanding professional knowledge, clinical acumen, exceptional competence and utmost dedication displayed by the team of doctors from various disciplines, particularly the Department of Pediatrics, headed by Prof. Aswini Kr. Mohanty.

Docs Solve Complicated Pregnancy

A 23 year primigravida with right sided lower abdominal pain at nine weeks of gestation was diagnosed (USG) as Heterotopic Pregnancy. This condition is marked by two parallel pregnancies - one in the uterine cavity and other in the tube. She underwent laparoscopic removal of the affected tube (Right salpingectomy), preserving the intra-uterine pregnancy, which advanced uneventfully till term with supportive measures and delivered vaginally at 37 weeks. Both the mother and the baby are doing well. The whole proceeding was a team-effort of KIMS doctors at O&G Department.

Surgery to Treat Corrosive Poisoning of Upper GI Tract

A 25-year male patient was admitted to the Department of Surgery of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) with accidental intake of corrosive acid. The patient was initially resuscitated and managed in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was then referred to KIMS with severe retrosternal burning pain. The patient developed gradual bleeding from the Upper GI Tract due to acid injury which was initially treated conservatively with blood transfusion. However, due to continued bleeding, emergency esophagogastrectomy was performed, where all the stomach and middle and lower portion of esophagus was resected. The patient recovered well in the post-operative period and was discharged with only liquid nutritional feeding through the feeding jejunostomy. The patient's general condition improved. After three months reconstructive surgery of Colon replacement as a substitute of resected esophagus and stomach was performed. The surgery was performed by a dedicated group of surgeons.

Rare ENT Surgery in KIMS

Doctors of KIMS successfully performed a total facial nerve decompression operation, a complicated and rare procedure, on a 55-year old accident-affected patient. The surgery, that took five hours, was performed by Dr. Kabikanta Samantaray, ENT Specialist, KIMS and his team.

The patient, Binayak Panda of Rambha, Ganjam, suffered grievous injuries to his right side face due to an accident. Three days after first aid in Berhampur Medical College, he detected a bent face. He then consulted Dr. Samantaray of KIMS. It was known after CT Scan in KIMS that the patient’s ‘7th Nerve’ was seriously injured, resulting in partial paralysis. He was recommended the total facial nerve decompression operation. He has fully recovered now.

This type of micro surgery is rare in any hospital or medical college in Odisha and, usually, patients have to go outside the State. Now this type of procedure can be competently performed in KIMS, so patients need not go outside the State for treatment, Dr. Samantaray said.

100-yr-old undergoes hip surgery at KIMS

Hundred-year-old Govind Chandra Swain, who lost all hopes of standing on his feet after suffering a fractured hip, was able to finally walk home after undergoing a successful surgery at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Bhubaneswar, Swain’s family said he became bed-ridden after several hospitals refused to operate on him in view of his age. As a result, his condition started deteriorating. Finally they decided to bring him to KIMS, where joint replacement surgeon Dr. B.K.Behera gave them hope. “We had never thought that he would start walking after only three days of operation. It seems like a miracle,” said a family member. A team of doctors, comprising anesthetist Dr. J.C. Mishra, Dr. A Behera and joint replacement surgeon Dr. B. K. Behera, who replaced head and trochanter of his right femur with a femoral prosthesis.

The operation was done under the supervision of Dr. U.N. Mishra and Dr. B  Panigrahi and CEO, KIMS, Dr. R. N. Samanta. “ Earlier, Plates and screws were used for fracture in older patients. After such an operation, a patient usually takes at least three months to recover. Then again, there is possibility of the surgery failing to yield the expected result, But the replacement surgery can enable a patient to walk on the third day of surgery,” said a doctor.

These kinds of rare and complicated surgeries can be done in good quality hospitals like KIMS which has  efficient anaesthesia team and good ICU set up along with an advanced orthopaedic centre for all complicated fracture treatment and joint replacement surgeries.

KIMS Performs Rare Hip Replacement Surgery

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, performed a rare total hip replacement surgery on an eighty years old patient on 24th June 2010. S. Mishra, the patient, can now walk normally, without pain or limping.
Dr. B. K. Behera, joint replacement surgeon, KIMS and his team advised the surgery after the patient visited the hospital’s Out Patient Department with complains of pain in left hip, limping and difficulty in walking longer distances. Patient had fracture of neck of femur 15 years back, at the age of 65 years. He was operated to replace head femur at that time. The treatment improved the patient’s condition for about 15 years. However, for last six months discomforts came back.    

This type of surgery on 80 years old man is very rare. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions congratulated all the surgeons for this successful operation.

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