JAMMU, Jan 18: The doctors at Pulse Hospital and Research Centre, Bye Pass Road, Jammu, successfully conducted a maxillofacial surgery.
This surgery was done by the team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons comprising Dr Varun Sharma, Dr Bhupinder Singh and a team of anaesthesia led by Dr Mushtaq. Other doctors like Dr Sahil, Dr Burhan, Dr Pallvi and Dr Nidhi assisted in this surgery. Dr Bhupinder Singh is Executive Director of Pulse Hospital and Research Centre.
The patient on which this surgery was performed reported to the Department of Dentistry at Pulse Hospital and Research Centre with a history of oral sub-mucous fibrosis. The patient had grade IVA OSMF, reduced mouth opening (1 cm) and was not able to chew and swallow food. Earlier, the patient went to many hospitals and undergone many treatments like steroid hyaluronidase injection twice, laser surgery etc without any success and was unable to open his mouth.
Oral sub-mucous fibrosis is a pre-cancerous condition of oral mucosa/skin inside mouth that causes stiffening and mouth opening gradually decreases with the time. Continuous chewing of beetle leaf (Paan) is mainly responsible for causing such problems. It is aggravated in patients who also smoke. Patient also suffers burning sensation from spicy food.
The doctors of Pulse Hospital performed surgery after thoroughly examining the patient’s symptoms. The surgery was very complex and lasted for around 6 hours. Mohd Qasim, CMD of Pulse Hospital and Research Centre lauded the team of doctors who performed the surgery for saving a precious human life.