Rare Surgery of Jaw deformity made successful at MA Rangoonwala Dental College

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Pune: Aplasia -a Rare Surgery of Jaw deformity made successful on 8 year old Pune Boy at MCE Society’s MA Rangoonwala Dental College(Pune Camp) with help of piece of bone taken from Chest ! Dr.Janardan Garde,(HOD,Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Rangoonwala Dental College) informed about this rare operation through press release.

Patient Salman’s one side of jaw had failed to develop naturally caused jaw deformity, scientifically known as aplasia,which is very rare.Salman’s one side of jaw had failed to develop naturally. Absence of one joint led to asymmetry and abnormal appearance. He was operated for the reconstruction of the joint with a graft harvested from his own rib !

By and large human body is symmetrical. Right half of body is supposed to be identical to left half; difference if any, could be hidden in clothes. However, when it comes to face,abnormalities become obvious. Could be a cause for mental trauma especially for a growing child.

8 years old Pune boy Salman Surati was brought to the M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Science and Research Centre Pune by parents with a complaint of abnormal shape of face. They noticed that Salman’s face is turning asymmetric day by day since last eight months.Before this, they were step to door of many private practioners but with no hope.
Dr Janardan Garde,(HOD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Rangoonwala Dental College) carefully examined Salman and arrived at a diagnosis of rarest of rare jaw deformity. Salman’s one side of jaw had failed to develop naturally. Absence of one joint led to asymmetry and abnormal appearance.

It took some time for Salman’s parents to accept the medical truth and they were in tears.However, Dr Garde showed the anxious parents rays of hope and meticulously planned the treatment for the boy. Shortly he was operated for the reconstruction of the joint with a graft
harvested from his own rib. Replaced joint will start growing like a normal bone and Salman will have a symmetric face development said Dr J B Garde.

This delicate and rare surgery was assisted by Dr Prashant Maal, Dr Ashwani Vadane and postgraduate students of the department.Salman sustained the surgery quite well. Now his face looks symmetrical and he’s able to consume oral feeds like a normal child. What else would be happier moment for his parents!Tears of joy rolled over their cheeks reciprocate Dr Garde’s efforts needless to say.

Dr P A Inamdar, President MARDC, Dr Parvez Inamdar, Directors Inamdar Hospital, Principal Dr.Ramandeep Duggal and Registrar R A Shaikh, congratulated the team of surgeons from the department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.