new Delhi: In a rare operation, doctors at Sir Gangaram Hospital removed a saliva tube (sputum tube) around the neck of a 66-year-old woman from Iraq and 53 stones present in the gland. According to the hospital, the operation was performed in the last week of September. During this time, the stones were removed one by one using baskets and foreseps without any cuts in the body. The entire process took two hours and in the end 53 stones were taken out. The woman was suffering from recurrent pain and swelling of the parotid gland after food or drink.
The statement issued by the hospital said that it was later found that there are many stones in the parotid tube on the right side of the patient and the largest stone is about 8 mm. M Shaped, which is stuck in the middle of the tube.
The statement said, "Most doctors in and around his country suggested a procedure to remove the parotid gland that would have left an unsightly scar on the face and paralyzed his face. He would hear about a procedure called sealendoscopy in India." Where a small endoscope measuring only 1.3 mm is inserted into the parotid gland and the cause of the blockage is determined. "
According to Varun Rai, ENT consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, "The biggest challenge was to remove all the stones without causing any injury to the gland or the 3 mm wide tube."
The patient has been sent home after surgery. The doctors are claiming that she has recovered completely and she has also been allowed to eat the food of her choice.