Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (LocalWire) In a rarest of the rare ENT and Endoscopic Skull Base surgery, doctors at Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital have successfully removed pieces of aluminum from a youth’s left nostril.
During an explosion at an aluminum industry in Surat where he works, Prakash Mallick (22), inhaled aluminum in liquid gaseous form at very high temperature. After coming in contact with his body temperature, the aluminium turned to solid state inside his nostril.
Unable to breathe, Mallick reportedly sought help at various medical facilities, but to no success, before approaching IMS and SUM Hospital.
Endoscopic Skull Base surgeon Dr. Radhamadhab Sahu successfully removed about 20 grams of solidified aluminum from the patient’s left nostril which was adherent surrounding bones close to the brain.
Mallick is being able to breathe normally after the surgery and his condition is improving.
Dr Sahu said, “It was a very challenging and rare case. All the particles were removed by advanced endoscopic technique, and a new passage was created for the nostril, with a procedure spanning over two hours.”
The IMS and SUM Hospital is the first in Odisha to have taken up skull base surgery.