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In a remarkable display of medical expertise and innovation, a team of specialist doctors at SVS Medical College Hospital in Mahabubnagar successfully saved the life of a 10-month-old baby by retrieving a broken piece of bangle glass from the lungs using an advanced medical procedure.
The ordeal began when the baby accidentally swallowed a broken piece of bangle while playing at their residence in Kurnool on January 30, 2024. Subsequently, the baby developed a persistent cough, prompting the concerned parents to seek immediate medical attention. A chest X-ray revealed a foreign body lodged in the left main bronchus, sparking a series of unsuccessful attempts at removal in various medical centers.
Undeterred by previous failures, the parents turned to Pulmonologist Dr. Venkateswara Reddy Tummuru, a renowned specialist at SVS Hospital Mahabubnagar, known for his exceptional skills in foreign body retrieval. Dr. Reddy's expertise proved invaluable as he meticulously planned and executed a complex Rigid Bronchoscopic Retrieval procedure.
After thorough assessment, including a repeat chest X-ray and CT scan, the team embarked on the delicate operation under General Anesthesia. With determination and precision, Dr. Reddy and his team worked tirelessly for two hours, overcoming numerous challenges posed by the slippery glass object lodged deep within the left lower lobe.
Reflecting on the procedure, Dr. T.V. Reddy emphasized the difficulty posed by the foreign body's shifted position, underscoring the importance of timely intervention and advanced equipment. The success of the operation was a testament to the team's collective expertise and unwavering dedication to patient care.
The team, led by Pulmonology Professor Dr. T. Venkateswara Reddy, comprised esteemed specialists from various departments, including Dr. P. Ramakrishna, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia, and Dr. Ayathullah, Professor of Anaesthesia. Additionally, Dr. Vijayanand, Professor of Urology, Dr. Soren, Professor & Head of Pediatrics, and a host of dedicated residents contributed to the triumphant outcome.
Their exemplary efforts did not go unnoticed as the Directors of SVS Medical College & Hospital commended the team for their outstanding work. Dr. Pradyut Waghray, Professor & Head of the Pulmonology department, and Professor Dr. Koteswara Rao extended their appreciation, urging the team to continue their invaluable contributions to healthcare.
The successful outcome of this challenging case stands as a shining example of medical excellence and underscores the crucial role played by dedicated healthcare professionals in saving lives and restoring hope.