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Posted by : Admin|Date : 14 Mar, 2023|Location : Karamsad

SKH, the teaching hospital of BU performed rare lung surgery on a 12-year-old and removed a hydatid cyst without rupturing it

The experienced team of doctors at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, timely diagnosed and removed a huge hydatid cyst from the right lung of a patient. The incidence of pulmonary hydatid cysts is rare and occurs in one individual per 100,000 worldwide. The surgery was performed free of charge since the child`s family is covered under the Ayushman Yojana.
Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Surgeon performed complicated surgery on a 12-year-old.
Dr. Bhende explained, “The entire hydatid cyst containing toxic fluid due to daughter parasites were removed intact without spillage. If the hydatid cyst would disrupt or opened, it would have caused the patient to go into an anaphylactic shock and triggered several complications. It was a tricky procedure, and we had to plan the complete excision”.
During the surgery, anesthesiologists Dr. Hemlata Kamat, Dr. Birva Khara, and the team administered specialized anesthesia for this case using the one-lung ventilation technique. Also, the need for postoperative ventilators could be avoided with excellent pain relief from medications given to the spine by a special technique by the anesthesiologist's team.
Dr. Dhaval Prajapati, Pulmonologist, and Dr. Jignesh Rathod, General Surgeon remained present during the surgery.
Speaking about the rare occurrence, Dr. Bhende said, “Hydatid cysts are uncommon. They are the larval form of the tapeworm, which may enter the body through contact with tapeworm-infested animal feces or ingestion of very poorly cooked meat (with tapeworm infestation). A number of herbivorous and omnivorous animals act as intermediate hosts of Echinococcus (hydatid disease). The larvae usually get lodged in the liver and form a fluid-filled sac in the organ.”
Earlier, the patient from Khambat Taluka was suffering from abdominal pain and coughing. A private hospital in the Anand district referred the child. The child was hospitalized at the Pediatric Ward of Shree Krishna Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Jigar Thakkar and Dr. Dipali Shah. The Radiology department of the hospital diagnosed a hydatid cyst through X-rays and CT scans.
The patient's mother told that “We have no idea how he got this cyst. We received proper guidance from the doctor and support from the nursing staff. The facilities of the hospital are excellent, including food and stay.”