::Departments : Super Speciality : Paediatric Surgery


The newly established    department of Pediatric surgery is functioning in a fuIl fledged manner , since May 2011,when the government created new post of Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery in the institution. Assistant Professor of Paediatric Surgery is due for creation. The department has regular Out patient &Inpatient services and has 15 beds allotted as per MCI norms.  Elective Surgeries are performed weekly.  Two operating tables are allotted for the elective list . All emergency Paediatricsurgical cases   are attended and surgical procedures performed.Round the clock services are provided.

 The Annual performance and Academic activities of the department:
The department is actively involved in the implementation of the CMCHIS scheme since Feb 12 and has performed 100 surgical procedures and secured claim amount of Rs Twenty five lakhs during this period.
 Bed strength                        :           15
Inpatient statistics                 :           412

Out patient services& statistics:
OPD Timings

Monday, Wednesday, Friday            :           9AM to 11AM
Total op census                                :           1912
 New case OPD census                   :           1002
 Old case OPD census                     :           910
Total IP census                                :           516(male-291;female-225)

Paediatric  Surgical procedures

 Total surgical procedure                  :           1216
 Major procedures                           :           301
 ElectiveMajor procedure                 :           241
 Emergency Major procedure           :           60
 Minor procedures                            :           916

Glimpses of Surgical procedures performed:
 (1)Neonatal surgery:        

Tracheoesophageal fistula,cong diaphragmatic hernia,lung resection,bowel atresias,  pyeloplasty,hernias,exomphalos repair,anorectal problems.

(2) Child surgery:

Appendicitis,intestinal obstruction,Puestow procedure for chronic pancreatits,liver injuries,udt,hypospadias,cleft surgeries for lip&palate.

(3)Thoracic surgeries:

Empyema thoracis,eventrationdiaphragm.
(4)Tumor surgeries Neuroblastoma,ovariantumor,rhabdomyosarcoma.

Mes Cyst:

Mes cyst post op:

Academic  activities
Paper presented ;

Management of Major Blunt abdominal trauma in a rural medical collegeThe above paper was presented in stateconference of TN Chapter of Paediatric surgeons Mammalapuram October 2011.
The following papers were presented in College Clinical society meetings:
1Posterior urethral valve –case report
2Management  of Major Blunt abdominal trauma
3 An Interesting cause of AcuteIintestinal obstruction
4Empyema Thoracis -9surgical management
5Chronic Pancreatitis surgical management-Surgeon perspective.
6Antenatal diagnosed hydronephrosis –post natal management
7Hereditary Spherocytosis-an overview
List of publications-Prof  R.SENTHILNATHAN
(1) Rare Ovarian Lesion In An Adolescent Girl Journal of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons 2008 ; 13:79-80
(2) Supernumerary Kidney Presenting As Pyonephrosis- Indian Journal of Urology 2009;25:389-391 
(3)Constipation in adolescence-beware-Indian journal of Practical Paediatrics.
            The  Paediatric Surgery dept is highly focussed  in the care of  sicknewborn,infant,children who require Pediatric surgical procedures in this remote geography.The dept is in the process of acquiring Operative Laparoscopy set for minimal access surgery.  Constant endeavour is towards achieving goals of NRHM and CMCHIS schemes which ultimate beneficiaries are the children of this rural area.

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