New Delhi: A 30-year-old lady with two uteruses underwent surgery at a private institution lately, a rare disease that caused her severe discomfort, particularly during her menstrual cycle.
Only 60 occurrences of this illness have been reported worldwide until February of this year. The case study has been accepted for publication in the journal of Minimal Access Surgeries, according to Dr. Amit Jawed, director, general and laparoscopic surgery, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj.
“There is not much awareness about this problem. The pain due to this condition worsens during menstruation. Menstruation pain is considered a normal phenomenon. Ladies usually ignore it and also consider the pain as a sign of them having stones,” the doctor said.
Talking about the woman, he said the patient had been having severe pain in the lower abdomen for the last one year and it would get worsen during the time of her menstrual cycle. Doctors would advise her painkillers and she used to get transient relief.
“However, a doctor ordered an ultrasound which showed that she could have gallbladder stones and also showed a small fibroid in the uterus. She was then referred to us for gallbladder removal surgery” Dr Javed said.
“But gallbladder stones usually lead to pain in the right side of the upper abdomen. So we ordered an MRI which suggested that she had ACUM,” he said.
ACUM, which translates to accessory and cavitated uterine masses, in lay terms means a baby uterus inside the normal uterus. There is a hollow mass inside the uterus which had blood and degraded blood.
Dr Javed said,”we had to to be quite careful while doing the surgery so as not to affect her tubes,”
She was trying to convince earlier but could not because of this issue. And now she is recovered well and has no pain.
Bulandshahar: The consumer court of Bulandshahar directed a doctor couple to pay a compensation amount of Rs. 3.75 Lakh for the case of medical negligence on a patient who died due to a scissor-type instrument being left in her stomach during surgery.
In a plea, the patient’s husband demanded strict action against the doctors and Rs 5 Lakh for reimbursement for all the expenses which they had to bear during the surgery. He alleged that the hospital took Rs 30000 from the complainant for the operation of his wife but was not a given a receipt of Rs 20000.
The patient and her husband approached the doctors for the treatment of stomach ache, for which the doctors suggested a uterus surgery. The patient was discharged 6 days after the surgery but again complained of stomach pain following which they went to St. Stephen Hospital where an instrument was detected to cause infection in her abdomen. A surgery was conducted she could not be saved and died on 18 June, 2020.
Rajakiya Hospital CMO also confirmed about the presence of the scissor-like instrument.
The consumer court of Bulandshahar heard the arguments of both parties and after seeing the evidences ordered the doctor couple to pay Rs 1.50 Lakh with 6% interest within 45 days and the rest of the Rs. 2.20 Lakh amount with 6% interest later. The court also ordered the doctors to pay Rs. 5000 to the complainant as litigation cost.