A group of ENT surgeons from Puducherry and Tamil Nadu was initiated on performing advanced ear surgeries at a live surgery workshop hosted by Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI) run by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth.
Mohan Kameswaran, director, Madras ENT Research Foundation, Chennai, performed specialised ear surgeries for various ear diseases at the ENT operation theatre in MGMCRI.
The procedures were for some of the complex cases such as post-traumatic facial nerve palsy; Glomus Tympanicum, a type of middle ear tumour; Otosclerosis; and Chronic otitis media, a chronic infection of the middle ear.
During live surgeries, the pros and cons of each case was discussed by experts, according to P. Karthikeyan, organising president of the event. V. Nirmal Coumare, Medical Superintendent and organising secretary, inaugurated the event which was co-hosted by the MGMCRI’s Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) in association with the Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI) Puducherry chapter.
K.R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor SBV University, and M. Ravishankar, Dean, MGMCRI, participated.
The 106 delegates who attended the live surgical workshop included ENT surgeons and postgraduates from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.