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.

Amrita Doctors Remove Rare Lung Tumour

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.

3-yr-old Gets New Lease of Life with a Heart Surgery Performed by Amrita Doctors

3-yr-old Jaslin, who was born with a heart defect, had to undergo an immediate surgery in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. The child had undergone a surgery when she was one-year-old in Kerala. The doctors had suggested one more surgery back then.

Amrita's Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmic Care

A study on the impact of Covid-19 on ophthalmic care during lockdown by researchers at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham showed that the percentage of ophthalmic activities across different service providers like teaching hospitals, speciality clinics and standalone clinics went down by 100% in speciality and standalone clinics which it fell by 95% in the full lockdown period on March 24-April 30, 2020.