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Critical heart operation performed on 8-year-old girl in Ctg
Critical heart operation performed on 8-year-old girl in Ctg

Critical heart operation performed on 8-year-old girl in Ctg

Critical heart operation performed on 8-year-old girl in Ctg

A team of the privately run Chittagong Metropolitan hospital, led by the cardiac surgeon Dr Sarwar Kamal, performed a critical heart operation on an eight-year-old child without opening the heart. Other members of the medical team were Dr Shariful Islam, Dr Sumon Sikder, and other associates.

On November 14, Surjya Moni, who hails from Cox’s Bazar district, underwent the operation, in which a new and innovative cosmetic surgery technique was used, said a press release yesterday.  The doctors took time to make the news of the surgery public as they waited to observe the patient’s post-operative conditions.

Moni had congenital heart complications. Under the new method of cosmetic surgery, the operation was performed by making only a two-inch incision under her right hand, said Dr Kamal, the chief cardiac surgeon of Chittagong Metropolitan Hospital. Dr Kamal told this reporter that heart operations are generally performed by opening the heart. In case of adult women, any operation under the cosmetic method is performed by making an incision beneath the breast.  But since the patient was an eight-year-old child, a two-inch surgical opening was made under the right hand instead of the chest, he explained. This surgical technique leaves no scars, he added. Last month, a critical open-heart surgery was performed on a 65-year-old woman in this hospital under Dr Kamal’s supervision.

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