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Shocking! Whistle found in 3-yr-old boy’s respiratory tract


Cuttack: A 3-year-old baby boy got new life with successful surgery to remove a whistle stuck in his respiratory tract here.

The patient is identified as Piyush, son of Gandeswar Munda of Keonjhar district. He was admitted to the SCB Medical College & Hospital after he developed complications.

A team of doctors led by ENT Assistant Professor Dr Chinmay Sundaray successfully operated to remove a whistle on Tuesday.

According to reports, the whistle was stuck in Piyush’s respiratory tract while he was playing at his home. He did not inform about it to his parents. After he fell ill, he was admitted to the SCB for treatment. Even after conducting a series of medical tests to diagnose the ailment, the doctors had failed to know the exact reason for three days.

As the sound of the whistle was coming out while he was crying, Assistant Professor Dr Bipsa Singh of the Pediatric department of the hospital suspected that something has been stuck inside him. He later referred him to the ENT department for treatment.

The team of doctors comprising of Anesthesia department’s Associate Professor Dr Khageswar Rout and ENT department’s Dr Chinmay Sundaray conducted surgery yesterday to remove the whistle from the child’s respiratory tract.

Till the last report came in, the patient was in the ICU.

The child is stated to be normal in condition.