A Chennai based 36-year-old F, Rathi, was suffering from difficulty in breathing and swallowing for Six months due to lump in her throat. The growth was painful and was troubling enough to lead to insomnia to the patient.
The patient reported to Stanley Medical College and Hospital where doctors detected a big tumour in a patient’s throat. In the MRI scan, a 10x5x4 cm soft tissue swelling was found in the left parapharyngeal space, which was slowly displacing the blood vessels to the brain. The patient was advised surgery to which she agreed but she would prefer a scarless one.A request by Rathi made the task of removing the 10cm-long growth more challenging: “She asked if we could undertake the procedure without leaving a scar on her neck,” hospital dean Dr Ponnambala Namasivayam told TOI.
Three months later was called for a follow up where she reported that she could now breathe normally and had no difficulty in swallowing either.