Mrunal Manmay Dash

In a rare surgery, a group of doctors at the Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery department at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack removed a needle from the heart of a patient.

As per reports, a man named Niwas Sharma from Bhubaneswar had a needle lodged in his heart for some reason. He consulted a lot of hospitals and doctors for treatment, but failed everywhere.

Sharma finally came to SCB hospital where a three-member team of doctors led by Cardiothoracic department HoD Manoj Patnaik performed a rare surgery to remove the needle. The patient is said to be doing well post-surgery.

Recently, the doctors at AIIMS Bhubaneswar removed a sewing needle from the lungs of a nine-year-old boy saving him from a possible fatal condition.

As per a statement by the AIIMS, the remarkable feat took just over one hour and was performed by the Department of Paediatrics using a less invasive flexible bronchoscopy, sparing the kid from a major surgery (thoracotomy).

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The patient, who hailed from West Bengal, was brought to AIIMS Bhubaneswar after a sewing needle approximately 4 CM in length was lodged at the left lower lobe bronchus lateral segment of the lungs.

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