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    Published On : Thu, Dec 31st, 2015

    Syringe needle extracted from kid’s stomach successfully

    dr-gupta-synireNagpur: A syringe needle was successfully extracted from the stomach of a three-year old child by non-invasive surgery.

    A 45 centimeter needle had got into the stomach of the child during a teeth treatment. The child started complaining of stomach pain after the treatment and was admitted in the Gastroenterology department of super speciality hospital (SSH) on Tuesday, where in a non invasive surgery the the needle was extracted from the child’s stomach.

    Actually, the child Vishal Saini a resident of hingna got the needle in the stomach through mouth, while undergoing dental treatment. The needle got stuck in the intestine of the child. The needle could be seen clearly in the x ray. The child was brought to super speciality on Monday at 3 pm, however the hospital was closed at that time. On tuesday the child was operated upon in non -invasive surgery under the guidance of Head of the department Dr Sudhir Gupta.

    The team consisiting of Dr Gupta, Dr Amol Samarth, Dr Nitin Gaikwad, Dr Tushar Sakhlecha and technician Sonal Gattewar very carefully extracted the needle from the stomach of the child.

    Used non-invasive method

    Head of the Gastro-entrology department Dr Sudhir Gupta said that ” From last three decades, I am active in the field of Gastro-enterology.

    There have been cases of needle stucking in the stomach and it is extracted through operation. However, in this case it was decided that the needle would be extracted slowly slowly by non-invasive method. This was one of its kind operation.” said Dr Gupta.


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