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May 22, 2009

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A team led by surgical oncologist at city-based Sheela Hospital A. Suresh Venkatachalam has created an artificial urinary bladder in a woman suffering from cancer of the cervix.

A press release from the surgeon has said that the cancer in the 45-year-old woman from Kerala was found to have infiltrated the urinary bladder. After initial consultation did not offer her much hope, she was referred to the city hospital.

When Dr. Venkatachalam found that the cancer had not gone beyond the urinary bladder, he decided to perform iliostomy, a procedure to create an artificial bladder by using two uterers that originated from the kidneys. The urine would be stored in this bladder and let out into a special bag called iliostomy bag. The bladder had to be created because the uterus, cervix, vagina, urinary bladder and urethra were surgically removed.

Orthopaedic meet

The Coimbatore Bone and Joint Foundation has said it would conduct from May 22 to 24 an International Orthopaedic Trauma and Complication Meet.

President and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon of the foundation Velsamy Raveendran said in a release that more than 50 faculty members from abroad and also various parts of the country would deliver special lectures to update orthopaedicians on the management of complications owing to some methods of treatment.

The meet would discuss various issues relating to non-healing of fractures, keyhole surgery, arthroscopy and specific areas such as spine and knee joint surgery.Dr. Raveendran said the foundation would hold a conference on trauma care, “Trauma Con 2010” in Udhagamandalam in April 2010.

Awareness rally

MediIndia Hospitals has organised for May 24 a rally to generate awareness among the public on Hepatitis B, as part of the World Hepatitis Week being observed from May 19 to 26. Free blood test, interface with the public and a free digestive diseases camp are some of the events for the day, a press release said.

The rally will be taken out from Devanga Higher Secondary School, off Brooke Bond Road at 8 a.m. It will end at Gujarati Samaj on Mettupalayam Road at 9 a.m.

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