Doctors at NEIGRIHMS performed a laparoscopic surgery on a 74-year-old patient with early stage endometrial cancer.
This technique is currently used in few centres in the North East and hence a great boon for patients seeking treatment at the institute, NEIGRIHMS Director Prof. Nalin Mehta said.
The patient who has obesity, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and diabetes underwent a total laparoscopic hysterectomy with fluorescence imaging technique for sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping using indocyanine green (ICG) with 4K camera platform, an official statement here today said.
The use of ICG-based surgery meant that only the most relevant lymph nodes were sampled, resulting in early recovery for the patient. The lymph nodes thus removed were sent for “Frozen Section” analysis, which confirmed that the surgery was adequate.
Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology, Dr. Vandana Raphael said that nodes removed by SLN technique need extensive study with expertise before a report can be given.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed through small incisions, resulting in less pain, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. ICG Technique SLN mapping adds further to precision and accuracy of the surgery.
Senior Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prof. A.S. Singh said that the department has the latest equipment for this technique and the institute has been offering this facility since several years.
Medical Superintendent Prof. C. Daniala said that such inter-departmental collaboration (called Multidisciplinary approach) is the key to successful treatment of cancer.
The surgery was performed by a team of doctors that include Dr. Ananya Das, Dr. Caleb Harris, Dr. Pallabika Mandal and senior resident doctors from the departments of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The surgery was also supported by a team of anaesthesiologists led by Dr. Neha Rawat, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology.