Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, and a super specialty Hospital created a benchmark in the field of medical care by conducting a first of its kind of rare surgery in Delhi NCR region. 40 yrs Isam Abdul Hussein Faisal from Iraq was suffering from a rare disease Dysphasia Lusoria, which is a birth defect and resulted in a severe problem in swallowing the food, he several times consulted the doctors in Iraq but could not get relief. Doctor in Iraq advised him to go for the treatment in India. The patient was admitted in the hospital and operated on 20th March 2014.
“We have seen such kind of case for the first time in Delhi NCR, this is an abnormal condition characterized by difficulty in swallowing caused by the irregular right subclavian artery. During the development of the aortic arch, if the proximal portion of the right fourth arch disappears instead of the distal portion, the right subclavian artery will arise as the last branch of the aortic arch. It then courses behind the esophagus to supply blood to the right arm. This causes pressure on esophagus and results in dysphagia. We have surgically repaired the valve and position it on its correct place, within 3-4 days of initiating the treatment, the patient started showing dramatic improvement and discharged within a week. Isam has improved and ready to go back to his country”.