Rare, triple organ surgery performed

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Faridabad, Jul 3 (UNI) A rare, triple organ surgery was performed by a team of doctors at the Fortis Hospital, Faridabad, on a 45-year-old woman, Kamlesh, from Aligarh who was diagnosed with a deadly tapeworm infection-multiple hydatid cyst in the liver, spleen and the right lung.

Dr Prabal Roy, head of the team of doctors which carried out the seven-hour-long surgery said the fact that three organs,lung, liver and the spleen being differently located made the case extremely complicated.

The surgery was done in one stage so that the chances of dissemination of infection to other locations during the otherwise waiting period was minimised, he added.

This disease was mostly found in the farming and the sheap rearing classes as the hydatid disease is a tapeworm infection that is usually found in dogs and sheep.

The right lung of Kamlesh had two hydatid cysts that were removed by Posterolateral Thoactomy, the liver hydatid was removed by opening the diaphragm (Transdiaphragmatic).Further, the spleen was dealt laproscopically to reduce morbidity of multiple large incisions.

Kamlesh said," It is hard to believe that I have recovered. It was terribly painful and scary experience. I and my family would be eternally grateful to Fortis Hospital, Dr. Prabal Roy, and his team who have given me a new lease of life." UNI XR RP KN1555

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