Showing posts from July, 2023


  A 65-year-old lady had hepresented at Ruby General Hospital with complaints of fullness in r abdomen and was admitted under the Care of (Prof) Dr. Sudhir Adhikari (Consultant Gynaecologist). The lady had been a known case of Hypothyroid for more than one and half decades. A thorough evaluation and relevant investigations revealed a huge mass in the abdomen. After discussion with the family members and with written and informed consent, the lady had been posted for surgery. Laparotomy (Open surgery of the abdomen to examine the abdominal organs) had been performed followed by Total Hysterectomy,   Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (BSO) (Removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes) with vault fixation (A surgery to repair vaginal vault prolapse). On opening the abdomen a huge mass approximately 20 cms in diameter had been removed along with 6 litres of fluid. The mass weighed more than 8 kgs. The post-operative period had been uneventful and the lady went home with a lighter self and


  A 35 year old gentleman who sells fish on the bicycle in different areas had been presented in the Emergency department of Ruby General Hospital with complaints of severe chest pain and profuse sweating. He was admitted under the expert care of Dr. Tanmoy Majee (Consultant Cardiologist) and after a thorough evaluation and relevant investigations the ECG revealed Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction (AWMI) and Trop - T (Troponin) test had been positive. Though there were no family members of the gentleman present in the hospital, but, that did not hinder in the treatment to save his life. He had been scheduled for Coronary Angiography which revealed Single Vessel Coronary Artery Disease (A condition in which the walls of the small arteries in the heart do not work properly). This was followed by Percutaneous Translumial Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) (A procedure that opens blocked coronary arteries to improve the blood flow to the heart muscle.) with stenting (Placing an expandab


  A 35 year old lady had been presented at Ruby General Hospital with complaints of pain abdomen, pre-eclamsia (A dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure) induced by her twin pregnancy and had been admitted under the expert care of Dr. Ayan Mukhopadhyay ( Consultant Gynaecologist ). This required careful management, timely investigations and faith in the caregivers. The lady with RH negative, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), pre-eclampsia, fatigue and abdominal cramps had been potentially life threatening complications and delivery of her twins were a nightmarish challenge. After detailed discussion with the family members and with informed and written consent the lady had been posted for caesarean section. During surgery the lady had severe complications and adhesions (Band of scar tissues that joins two surfaces of the body that are usually separate) made the abdominal route delivery of the twins a Herculean task for the surgeon. However, the babies


  A 59-year-old man had been presented in Ruby General Hospital with a right renal Space Occupying Lesion (SOL) in the upper pole of the right kidney and was put under the expert care of Dr. Sujoy Basak (Consultant Urologist). He had a history of Type – 2 Diabetes Mellitus and hypertension. After a thorough evaluation, relevant investigations were done and the CECT revealed a complex cystic lesion at the upper pole of the right kidney. The right renal mass had multiple cysts with the largest being 10 cms. After a detailed discussion with the family and with proper informed consent the gentleman had been posted for surgery. Open right Partial Nephrectomy had been performed with multiple kidney cysts containing fluid. A single solid mass of about 3.5 cm had been found at the right upper pole and was sent for the Frozen section which was found to be of clear margins meaning no cancer cells at the edge of the tissue. The postoperative period had been uneventful and the biopsy revealed cle


  About  : National Doctor’s Day is celebrated every year to recognize the contributions and noble work of physicians to individual lives and society and is usually celebrated by healthcare organizations. The theme for 2023 is “ Celebrating Resilience and Healing Hands ” recognizing the constant commitment and resilience of doctors during difficult times, especially, during the COVID – 19 pandemic. It is celebrated on 1 st  July every year all across India in honour of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a politician, freedom fighter, an advocate for education, a physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, noted for his selfless contribution to mankind and inspiring millions. The red carnation flower is a symbol for Doctor’s Day.   History  : Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (1 st  July, 1882 – 1 st  July, 1962) was a well known doctor, educator, freedom fighter, social worker and politician. He had been the Chief Minister of West Bengal for 14 years (1948 – 1962) and had received the highest In