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SEMS successfully placed in a patient at CD Hospital

Post by RK Online Desk on Monday, December 12, 2022

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The chest disease (CD) hospital in Srinagar on Monday successfully placed Self-expanding Tracheaobronchial Y-shaped metallic stent (SEMS) in a patient diagnosed with cancerous growth of windpipe(trachea) hence compromising the airway, oxygenation.



According to doctors, “The procedure was performed by combined efforts from the department of pulmonary medicine and the Department of Anaesthesia GMC Srinagar on a 52-years male who presented with increasing shortness of breath and stridor, upon Bronchoscopy revealed cancerous growth of trachea Biopsy was later diagnostic of squamous cell carcinoma.”



The procedure was performed by a team of interventional pulmonologists led by HOD Pulmonary Medicine Prof (Dr). Naveed Nazir Shah, Prof (Dr) Khurshid Ahmad Dar, Associate Prof (Dr.) Syed Suraiya, Dr Mohd Yousf Dar, Dr Naeem Firdous, Dr. Aaliya Mohi ud Din, Dr. Hena Mustafa, Dr Shahid Majid, Dr Aasir Hussain,

The anaesthesia team consists of Dr. Israr ul haq Dr. Rameez Raja, Dr Mir Faisal who is under the guidance of HOD Anesthesiology Dr Rukhsana Najeeb along with Allied OT staff Hilal (I/C), Gulzar, Mohammad Younis, Mohd Hafeez. 


The procedure was performed under general anaesthesia and the airway was secured by a rigid bronchoscope. The Y-shaped metallic stent was placed in position under direct vision via a bronchoscope. 



The relatives of the patient expressed happiness and gratitude to the whole team of doctors and other allied staff for conducting such a procedure successfully.



By performing this procedure chest diseases Hospital is making its Mark in the field of international Pulmonology and this successful procedure is a great achievement in the history of Chest Medicine in Srinagar Kashmir.

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