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KGMU doctors use rarely used technique to fix a rare disorder

Thursday, September 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Express News Service, 9/27/18

 

Six years ago, a day-old boy was brought to Prof S N Kureel, a pediatric surgeon at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University, with a rare birth defect – his food pipe was missing, medically known as esophageal atresia. On Wednesday, he got out of the hospital, enjoying the taste of chocolate for the first time.

The boy, whose identity was not revealed to protect privacy, needed emergency attention. His saliva would otherwise eventually flow into the trachea, enter the lungs and cause pneumonia, which could be fatal.

“The established technique to correct this defect was to primarily insert a tube in the stomach through surgery for tube feeding. The upper blind end of the food pipe is exteriorised to skin so that the saliva can come out of the body. When the child is old enough (around two years of age) an artificial segment is attached, completing the foodpipe. However, since it is not natural, it could cause a lot many problems, including cancer,” said Kureel.

 

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