Amrita Doctor Removes Rare Tumour at COVID Pandemic

Amrita doctors removed rare inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) from 34-year-old during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the doctors, the tumour was removed through various bronchoscopic and surgical procedures in three different stages.

Amrita School of Medicine Ranked Seventh Best in India: NIRF Rankings 2020

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Amrita Doctors Remove Rare Tumour From Patient's Lungs and Heart in First Reported Case in Country

A 34-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with a rare type of inflammatory pseudo tumour named inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) of the lung, had undergone a successful surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi. The surgery took place in three sittings. Dr. Tinku Joseph, Interventional Plmonogist; Dr. Murugan P., Thoracic Surgeon; Dr. Kiran Gopal, Dr. Praveen Varma, Cardiac Surgeons, Dr. Ajit Nambiar, Chief Pathologist; Dr. Avik Jayanth, Dr. Reshmi and Dr. Rajesh, Cardiac Anesthesia team of AIMS treated the patient.

Amrita Doctor Speak about Post - COVID Health Risks

Even as the search for a medical cure for COVID-19 remains elusive, experts are increasingly worried about its long-term ramifications on the health of those who have recovered from the infection. Dr. Tinku Joseph, Intrventional Pulmonologist, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, said that the permanent damage to the lung tissue and pulmonary blood clots can occur in patients whose respiratory systems had deteriorated during the infection, necessitating ICU ventilator support. "When pneumonia progresses to become acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), it may lead to a lot of complications for the patient even after recovery. Long-term breathing difficulty can occur. Pulmonary fibrosis, which is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged, and pulmonary embolism, a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs are blocked by blood clots, can occur. However, for persons who had developed viral pneumonia during the SARS-CoV-2 infection and got cured, not many complications may happen later," he says.