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Prime Hospitals performs rare surgery in AP capital
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 29 2011 IST
 
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Prime Hospitals here has performed a rare surgery Adult Cardiac Rhabdomyoma on a 26-year-old male patient from Siddipet of Andhra Pradesh. A team of doctors consisting of Dr B Vengal Reddy, Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Dr C Raghu, Interventional Cardiologist, and Dr M S S Mukherjee, Interventional Cardiologist, performed the operation successfully on August 16. Addressing a press conference here today, Dr Raghu said in this case the tumour was in the left ventricle of the heart--within the pumping chamber of the heart, causing impairment of pumping and rhythm disturbances of the heart. Without surgery, the patient might have obstruction to the flow of blood and might have died of heart failure, Dr Raghu said, adding the surgery was performed for the first time in Andhra Pradesh. Dr B Vengal Reddy said Cardiac Rhabdomyomas was the most common primary tumors of the heart in infants and children. However, they were rare in adults as only 100 such cases had been reported across the world so far since 1996, he added. Dr Reddy said Rahabdomyoma was one of the few rare tumours of the heart, the estimated occurrence rate of one in 6,000 to one in 10,000. In India, a very few such surgeries were performed of such cases and the Prime Hospitals was the only hospital among the 40 plus super specialty hospitals in the state to achieve this distinction, he said. Since the first operationin 1959 in the US, the tumour has been removed in very few patients. An undesirable scar in the pumping chamber, the imairment of pumping and thythm disturbances are the common complications of the surgery, Dr Reddy added. Dr Mukherjee said the surgery cost would cost around Rs 10-12 lakh but due to patients financial condition, the surgery was performed in Aarogyasree Scheme by getting special permission from the government which sanctioned Rs 70,000 for it. UNI VV CS SW SB1630

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