Amrita Hospital Surgeons Remove Massive Cancerous Tumor from Man's Jaw

After a 12-hour surgery, a team of 12 surgeons at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences removed a 5 kg tumour from a 53-year-old man’s face. Majeed, who had developed cancer called osteosarcoma, which affects the left side of his lower jaw, was forced to live indoors due to the condition. Dr. Subramania Iyer, Chairman and Professor, Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, who led the team of surgeons said, “Majeed underwent a PET CT scan to determine the extent of the spread of the disease. Since the cancer was found confined only to the jaw, we considered curative treatment for the patient. This is one of the largest ever reported lower jaw tumours of its kind.”

12-Hour Surgery at Amrita Removes 5-Kg Tumour from Face

After a 12-hour surgery, a team of 12 surgeons at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences removed a 5 kg tumour from a 53-year-old man’s face. Majeed, who had developed cancer called osteosarcoma, which affects the left side of his lower jaw, was forced to live indoors due to the condition. Dr. Subramania Iyer, Chairman and Professor, Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, who led the team of surgeons said, “Majeed underwent a PET CT scan to determine the extent of the spread of the disease. Since the cancer was found confined only to the jaw, we considered curative treatment for the patient. This is one of the largest ever reported lower jaw tumours of its kind.”

Amrita Medical Professor Felicitated at 9th Indian Organ Donation Day

Dr. Subramania Iyer K., Head of Department, Head & Neck Surgery and Professor, Head & Neck Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, felicitated for conducting first hand transplant in the country on the occasion of ‘9th Indian Organ Donation Day’, organised by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO).  

Antibiotic Stewardship & Infectious Disease Conference Held at Amrita

A two-day antibiotic stewardship and infectious disease conference “No action today, no cure tomorrow”, was held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Arjun Srinivasan, Medical Officer with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, attended the event. 

International Public Health Conference 2018 Held at Amrita Hospital

The first Amrita International Public Health Conference, with focus on the theme “From Neglect to Equity”, connecting the twin burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases, held at Amrita Hospital from November 2-3, 2018. Rajeev Sadanandan, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) inaugurated the programme. K. Vijayakumar, head, community medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), and organising chairperson of the conference, said neglect of diseases happened because they were not considered important by the medical community as well as drug manufacturers. Swami Amritageetanandapuri delivered the benedictory address. Dr. Prem Nair, medical director, AIMS, and Dr. Vishal Marwah, principal, Amrita School of Medicine, spoke at the event.