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Permanent Ureteral Stents – A New Lease of Life!

Nearly all pelvic and retroperitoneal tumours give rise to ureteral obstruction, due to various reasons. This obstruction can be due to direct pressure effect of the tumour or secondary to the treatment related periureteral fibrosis or injury. Renal failure is a grave consequence if both the ureters are blocked. Conventionally per-cutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) and ureteral
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D1 versus d2 gastrectomy

Surgical resection is the standard of care for localised gastric cancer. In Indian subcontinent majority of patients with gastric cancer present in nonsurgical stage, as comapred to the japanese counterpart, because of routine screening and surveillence. In general oncologic goal is to achieve micro and macroscopically complete resection (R0 resection) Three issues are important when
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Voice conservation surgery for carcinoma larynx

Laryngeal cancer continues to kill nearly 4,000 people per year in the United States, despite stricter bans on smoking, increased public awareness, and improved treatment modalities. In India head and neck cancer is among the most common cancers seen and laryngeal cancer constitutes a large proportion of these. The ultimate goal of every clinician treating
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Benefits of Montgomery Salivary Bypass Tube in Recurrent Pharyngocutaneous Fistula Following Laryngopharyngectomy

Pharyngo-cutaneous fistula development is a major complication associated with Laryngo-pharyngectomy. Most cases respond well to conservative treatment. In recurrent and chronic non-healing fistulas, the constant bathing by saliva of the altered tissue is a prime factor in retarding the progress of healing. Prevention of wound contamination with saliva is necessary. The Montgomery salivary bypass tube
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Tobacco in chewing form major cause of head and neck cancers

Tobacco in chewing form is a major cause of head and neck cancers, a study conducted here revealed. According to the study, 50 per cent of head and neck cancers are caused by the use of tobacco of which 96 per cent are caused by consumption of tobacco in chewing form. Conducted by one of
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Smoking Not Only Kills You But Also Your Coming Generation

Smoking for years has been linked to an array of health problems; it not only reduces the life expectancy but also damages almost every organ of the human body. But that is not all, a recent study has left all fathers in a pit, as the study states that men quite fond of smoking actually go on to
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Shocking statistics about tobacco and what you need to know

SHOCKING STATISTICS ABOUT TOBACCO There are 12 Crores tobacco users in India i.e. every 9th Indian consumes tobacco. Sixteen percent are cigarette smokers, 44% are bidi smokers and 40% are tobacco chewers and snuffers in the form of Gutka, Mishri, Zarda, Khaini, Pan Masala, chewing the Betal Quid and snuffing Nasvar. Smokers have 20-25 times
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Oral Cancer Treatment Cost

Why package cost for Oral Cancer treatment cannot be predetermined? Diagnosis of Oral cancer is hard enough without considering the direct and indirect costs associated with Oral cancer treatment. Beating your cancer is your first priority, but financial worries are often not far behind.  Most Oral cancer patients fail to understand, why package cost for
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Indian Scenario in Oral Cancer

INTRODUCTION – Oral and pharyngeal cancers are considered an important part of the global burden of cancer. With about 500,000 new oral and pharyngeal cancers being diagnosed annually, three-quarters of these are from the developing world with about 65,000 cases from India. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arises in up to 90% of the cases. AIM
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Can a person with voice box cancer (larynx) speak after surgery?

The cancer caused by tobacco consumption are on rise of which head & neck cancer top the list. The presenting symptom could be recent onset persistent change of voice or heavy voice, prolonged throat irritation, weight loss, cough. These are the symptoms of voice box cancer. After thorough investigation and biopsy test patient is confirmed
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