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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In a rare surgery, the first gum grafting of a woman patient, who was infected with black fungus, has been performed successfully at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

As per reports, the woman had lost his teeth and gum due to black fungus infection. She was not able to take food properly and her face was distorted. Subsequently, she was admitted to the hospital.

In a first gum grafting surgery following black fungus infection, a team of four doctors led by doctor Bibhuti Nayak conducted the surgery successfully and the gums of the patient were grafted successfully. After a complex surgery of over seven hours, the doctors were able to graft the gums properly.

As per SCB sources, the second phase of the surgery will be conducted after three months during which teeth will be fixed in the newly grafted gums.

Meanwhile, the woman has now become able to take food slowly. According to the doctors, the patient will be able to take food normally after the second phase of surgery.

“The patient was infected with Covid-19 in May this year. Later she was infected with black fungus after a month and her entire upper jaw was removed. As a result, she was not able to take meals, speak and even her appearance was changed,” said Nayak.

“We have done maxillary reconstruction earlier. But she was the first patient to undergo the restoration at SCB after suffering from blank fungus. It is a very complex surgery and we are glad to conduct it successfully,” he said.

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