Decision on reconstructive surgery next week: Dr Kaul

Victim Needs 70% Skin Grafting For Deep Burns



Srinagar, Jan 6: The 30-year-old acid attack victim from Barzulla area in Srinagar has been put on steroids and antibiotics at Apollo Hospital New Delhi till doctors decide about the reconstruction operation to be conducted next week.
 The victim, who is presently admitted in an isolation ward of the hospital, was flown to Delhi on Friday with severe burns on her face to reconstruct her skin with multiple surgical procedures.
 “We have put her on steroids and essential drugs till next week to see the final demarcation of the healing process by way of medicines. Only then we may be able to decide about the level of reconstructive surgery,” noted surgeon, Dr Sameer Kaul, who is supervising the treatment plan of the victim, told Greater Kashmir over phone.
 Citing the result of diagnosis and mandatory procedures, Dr Kaul disclosed that the victim’s condition was stable though her left eye has “sustained significant damage.”
 “At this point of time we can only make out that the victim may need almost 70 percent of skin grafting as she has chemical burns up to lower most layer of the skin,” Dr Kaul said.
 He said the chemical burns have affected the vision of her left eye that has only “10 percent chances of recovery”.
 The Apollo Hospital’s multi-disciplinary team of doctors including Dr Kaul is assessing the patient and would take the final decision about the surgeries next week.
 The team of doctors who are looking after the patient include well known Plastic Surgeon, Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr Ashu Agarwal and Dr Kaul. They said the treatment cost for the patient would go over Rs 10 lakh.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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