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Rare Lung Endoscopy Procedure at AIMS

The doctors of the Pulmonary Medicine (lung disease) department of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences have achieved a rare feat in the field of Therapeutic Bronchoscopy, which involves examination and simultaneous treatment of the lungs from within.

Published: 24th December 2013 09:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2013 09:36 AM   |  A+A-

The doctors of the Pulmonary Medicine (lung disease) department of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences have achieved a rare feat in the field of Therapeutic Bronchoscopy, which involves examination and simultaneous treatment of the lungs from within.

A 53-year-old man had been suffering from recurrent pneumonia and pus collection in the left lung for nearly six months. Bronchoscopic examination after drainage of the pus revealed a 3.5 cm ‘chicken bone’ in the lung, which was blocking the airways. This was successfully removed under local anaesthesia.

Dr Rajesh V and Dr Asmita Mehta of the Pulmonary Medicine department led the procedure, assisted by Dr Subin Ahmed, Amit Gupta, nursing staff Binitha, Simi and Neethu. Prof Gopinathan, the head of the department, supervised the procedure.



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