Kejriwal undergoes throat surgery in Bengaluru

The surgery corrected an anatomical abnormality of his oral-pharyngeal and palatal area, which was causing small amounts of saliva to trickle into his air passage whenever he caught a cold.

Published: 15th September 2016 06:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2016 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was operated on Wednesday at Narayana Health City here for persistent cough, which has troubled him for over 40 years.

The surgery corrected an anatomical abnormality of his oral-pharyngeal and palatal area, which was causing small amounts of saliva to trickle into his air passage whenever he caught a cold.

Dr Paul C Salins, Medical Director, Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City, diagnosed the abnormality initially on the basis of the pattern of his cough.

“A restricted space for the movement of his tongue and an enlarged soft palate caused functional problems. The aim of the surgery was functional restoration rather than cure of any disease,” he said.

Kejriwal spoke to his family later. He is expected to get back to work in a couple of days.

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