Dr. Raja Dhar and team successfully performed EBUS procedure on 8 years old boy at Kolkata

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Dr. Raja Dhar and team successfully performed EBUS procedure on 8 years old boy at Kolkata
Dr. Raja Dhar and team successfully performed EBUS procedure on 8 years old boy at Kolkata

Fortis Hospital Kolkata has many success stories like conducting Kolkata’s first heart transplant procedure and now i a extraordinary and revolutionary case of practicing the EBUS (Endo-Bronchial Ultra Sound) procedure on the 8 year old Md. Muzammil of Rajabazar, Kolkata.

Dr. Nicola Judith Flynn (MD, Pediatrics) who was handling the case stated that when the boy was brought to the hospital, his saturation level was at 40%, which is a highly risked level of oxygen in a kid. She said that he was blue all over, and his fingers experienced clubbing, which is symptom were the fingers bend down to take the shape similar to a parrot’s beak. It could be easily said that the kid was at the verge of dying, as his body couldn’t survive without the help of oxygen support.

But thanks to the brave and splendid team of doctors at Fortis that the kid is now in all pink of good health, running and smiling and talking.

EBUS is a procedure just like endoscopy or colonoscopy, where a pipe like structure is pushed down the tracheal duct, to scan the are around the lungs and also collect specimen for biopsy.

Dr. Raja Dhar (Director of Pulmonology Department, Fortis) needs a huge applause and hats off to his department and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh (Anesthesiology) and his team to overcome such a tough procedure which is meant to be used only on adults.

On Scanning the Lungs they looked inflamed, swollen, hard and red all over. The doctors state that the interstitial tissues in the lungs were severely damaged, with the correct guidance and medical treatment the boy’s health had been slowly restored, and today he is fit and fine just like any other average 8-year old kid.

The disease found in Muzammil is called Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis which is very rare in adults (according to foreign data) and occurs in around 1 in 1.3 billion people. Hence, the discovery of such a disease in kids is risky as well as very rare.

The cause of this disease is still uncertain and it may be due to pollution, bird droppings etc.

This proves how advanced the world of medicine and paramedics has been developing, Once again a huge cheer for the brave panel of doctors at Fortis.

Dr. Raja Dhar and team successfully performed EBUS procedure on 8 years old boy at Kolkata
Dr. Raja Dhar and team successfully performed EBUS procedure on 8 years old boy at Kolkata