GUWAHATI, Jan 17 - Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Guwahati conducted surgical operations to cure two extremely complicated diseases.
A 34-year-old male patient, Utpal Barman from Assam, was suffering from autoimmune disorder involving the thymus gland (Myasthenia Gravis) which causes extreme weakness of the muscles and thyroid gland (Grave’s Disease). This leads to a hyperactive thyroid gland with toxic features, stated a press release issued here today.
Barman was initially treated by neurologist by Dr Pijush Das and endocrine surgeon Dr Sunil Mallah Buzarbaruah, by reducing the toxic symptoms. Subsequently, he underwent surgery of both the thyroid gland and thymus gland.
This type of operating thyroid and chest bone splitting procedure for thymectomy is extremely rare in India. In medical literature, there are reports of a staged procedure with interval between procedures, except for a solitary case report from the US in 1988, where a similar procedure was performed.
In another case, a 57-year-old critically ill male patient, Khagen Rajbongshi, also from Assam, came with a near fatal vascular disease with acute renal failure. He was in a risky condition, called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), involving the whole left leg. He underwent emergency dialysis, while the DVT was managed with blood thinning agents. But due to extensive progress of the thrombosis, the patient was implanted with IVC filter. The patient recovered from his renal failure completely and got significant relief from DVT.
DVT can cause a dreaded complication called Pulmonary Embolism. This condition has almost 90 per cent mortality and even recorded emergency surgery results are usually found to be extremely poor.