Young man who lost his shoulder function gets new lease of life at Narayana Hospital

Excelsior Correspondent

KATRA, Jan 13: A 30-year-old man who had lost his shoulder function got a new lease of life at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.
Arun was suffering from Osteochondroma of left scapula, a rare tumor, which in turn was impacting the function of his shoulder. In fact, the condition had often caused him to miss his gym sessions as there was an ugly looking bulge visible on his left shoulder.
Hailing from Jammu city Arun, had come to Narayana Superspeciality Hospital to get a second opinion about the swelling that he had on his left shoulder. In fact, he was under tremendous anxiety and fear as he was told that he was suffering from Osteochondroma of left scapula, a rare tumor. Further he was also informed that he might lose his shoulder function and also the surgery was not possible in Jammu.
As a last resort he had decided to get a final consult at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital and met Dr Abhinav Choudhary, Consultant Surgical Oncology, who along with his team did a thorough evaluation and confirmed the condition to be Osteochondroma of left scapula.
They evaluated the different treatment modalities and identified surgical intervention as the most effective and optimal one. Once the treatment modality was finalized, doctor and team communicated the same to the patient and family. They offered a thorough counseling session on the condition and addressed all the apprehensions. They elaborated the procedure and removed all the fears.
With the patient and his family’s consent, the team operated the affected area and scapula was removed without affecting the shoulder joint. The surgery was successful and patient was discharged in 3 days. He regained near full strength of the shoulder in just 2 weeks. The final histopathology reported by the Hospital’s Consultant Pathologist Dr Sonia Nagyal showed a pure Osteochondroma without any evidence of malignancy which means that the patient has been cured of his ailment.