KIMS Successfully Performed Surgery Of A Woman

Hyderabad: Surgeons at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad have successfully performed surgery on 45-year-old woman Venkata Subbamma, who was suffering from nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a relatively rare cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, which is located behind the nose or above the back of the throat.

About two years ago, Venkata Subbamma, who works as a cook in Kuwait and is a native of Kadapa district, was diagnosed with the cancer. She underwent biopsy and a few sessions of radiation in Kurnool but before completing the chemotherapy cycle, she had to go back to Kuwait.

“The disease would have been completely cured if she had undergone four more chemotherapy sessions. But the cancer reversed as she did not receive proper treatment at the right time. The hot weather, fumes from the oil, smell of spices from the food added to the complications,” said Dr Subrahmanyam, ENT Surgeon, KIMS Secunderabad.

A team of surgeons led by Dr Subrahmanyam performed the surgery and Subbamma was discharged two days after the procedure. Post-surgery, the woman was referred to palliative radiation and chemotherapy.

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