Rare surgery done at AIIMS Bhubaneswar to save girl’s life. Bhubaneswar News – Times of India

Bhubaneswar: A group of 10 doctors AIIMS Bhubaneshwar took 14 hours to perform a rare type of larynx surgery (voice box) cancer (adenoid cystic carcinoma) to save the girl’s life.
A 25-year-old man from Jagatsinghpur district was suffering from an advanced stage of cancer at the junction of esophagus and trachea.
This was causing difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
It was resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Due to the disease, it was challenging for the patient to speak, breathe and drink food.
“The ENT surgeon removed the voice box (larynx), the upper part of the windpipe (trachea), the pharynx, the upper part of the food pipe (esophagus) and part of the thyroid gland. The gastro surgeon dissected the colon and created a new food channel by connecting the base of the tongue with the stomach in the neck through a tunnel formed between the sternum (breast bone) and the heart,” read the statement from the National Institute.
The statement from AIIMS Bhubaneswar said that after two months of surgery, the patient is doing well with normal breathing and feeding.
Ashutosh Biswas, Executive Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar congratulated the team of doctors for this life-saving surgery.