Initial evaluation of the illness
During 2020, when Covid 19 cases reached its peak, medical practitioners faced significant challenges in providing care to patients with other illnesses. In this situation, an 11-year-old boy with a critical condition came to Dr. Sanjoy Mandal for consultation.
The child was suffering prolonged fever and severe abdominal pain. However, he was unable to receive adequate treatment due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Mandal took over the responsibility of the case and started his treatment.
Diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Mandal performed a thorough examination of the patient and found that he was suffering from an acute perforated appendicitis along with Covid infection.
Moreover, after conducting a subsequent biopsy, Dr. Mandal found that the child also had a rare appendix cancer.
Dr. Sanjoy Mandal carefully analyzed the situation and prepared a personalized treatment plan. Repeated surgeries were performed to remove a portion of the small and large intestines of the patient in a span of three weeks. Proper precautions were also taken during the operation to prevent the spread of the Covid infection.
The surgery was successful and the child finally recovered and reclaimed a new life amidst the pandemic. This was one of the most complex surgeries performed on an 11-year old child by Dr. Sanjoy Mandal, the best gastroenterologist in kolkata.