Rare surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Delhi brings back voice of teenage boy after 7 years
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital department of Thoracic Surgery and department of ENT has received a 13 year old male Srikanth (name changed) from Rajasthan in last week of April 2022. The patient had Tracheostomy tube inserted in his breathing wind pipe for more than 10 years. Due to long period of Tracheostomy and a portion of missing wind pipe, there was no airway for him to breathe normally. The child had neither spoken nor eaten normally for last 7 years.
On 23 April 2022, the child was wheeled inside the Operation Theatre. The teams from department of Thoracic Surgery, ENT and Anesthesia worked together for six and half hours.
The surgery was totally successful, but the challenges were still there. The post surgery management was very important.