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The Minimally Invasive Procedure of POEM Performed at Manipal Hospital Cured the Unusual Muscle Disorder of 14-Year-Old Tanzanian

  • 14-year-old Minnat from Tanzania was thin to the bones because whatever she ate would again revert to her throat and stay in the food pipe. 
  • A proper treatment was not available and doctors in her country only provided her with medications that supressed the symptoms but didn't cure the cause.
  • After suffering for three years, her unusual condition was finally diagnosed as Achalasia cardia by the doctors at Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru.
  • A rare muscle disorder, in achalasia cardia the muscles do not relax to let the food go down the stomach leading to problem in swallowing, heartburn and weightloss.  
  • Consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Dr. Rajvigna Venugopal decided to perform the minimally invasive procedure of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).
  • The procedure ensures zero incisions and a blood loss of about 5ml.
  • Post the treatment, the teenager is steadily recovering.

 

Source: Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 09-Sep-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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