Fatal nose pin screw extracted from a woman’s lung at Medica Superspecialty Hospital

Mumbai / Kolkata, 9th April’24: Medica Superspecialty Hospital, the premier private hospital chain in eastern India, once again has demonstrated its dedication to delivering exceptional healthcare by the successful removal of a nose pin screw from the lung of a woman in her mid-thirties. Led by Dr. Debraj Jash, Director, Department of Respiratory Medicine, the expert team at Medica Superspecialty Hospital conducted the procedure with precision and skill.

Barkha Devi, a homemaker in her mid-thirties (name changed for privacy) accidentally inhaled the screw of her nose pin a few months back. The incident, initially dismissed, took a dramatic turn when an X-Ray, following a nose injury several months later, revealed the presence of the object lodged inside her lung.

The complexity of the situation escalated when attempts to extract the object using conventional bronchoscopy failed by the doctor who was treating her first and then referred her to Dr Debraj Jash, Director- Department of Respiratory Medicine, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata.

Dr. Debraj Jash, while explaining the case, shared, “The screw of the nose pin was stuck in a very atypical position. It was extremely difficult to bring the sharp object out with a regular flexible bronchoscope owing to its precarious location, possibility of injury, and the anatomical distortion resulting from its long presence there.”

Traditionally, such cases necessitate invasive surgery involving the removal of a portion of the lung to prevent potential complications. However, Dr. Jash and his expert team at Medica Superspecialty Hospital decided to explore an alternative approach. Despite the odds, they opted for conventional bronchoscopy, showcasing their commitment to innovation, patient safety and patient-centric care.

In an extraordinary feat of medical prowess, the team successfully extracted the sharp metal screw from Barkha Devi’s lung, thereby averting potential long-term complications. Remarkably, Barkha Devi’s recovery surpassed expectations, and she was discharged from the hospital after just four days.

Mr. Ayanabh Debgupta, Joint Managing Director, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, expressed, ” It’s unfortunate that Barkha Devi didn’t seek medical assistance after inhaling the screw of her nose pin. However, we’re happy to see that Dr. Debraj Jash and his team could successfully extract the nose pin out of her lungs despite being critically located.”

About Medica Group of Hospitals:  Medica Group of Hospitals, one of the major chains of hospitals in Eastern India today, has built and managed numerous healthcare facilities across the Eastern region over the past few years. The group has footprints in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, and Assam.   

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