Hair grows on man’s throat after removing tumour
Thiruvananthapuram: This 62-year-old man has been struggling to take a sip of water and eat food as hair has started to grow on his throat after removing a tumour. Aanavoor Therani native Stephen had undergone a surgery to remove tumour from his throat. After removing the tumour, skin from his jaw was implanted on his throat. Following this, hair started to grow on his throat.
He underwent surgery last July at Thiruvananthapuram Regional cancer centre. Observing lapses in the surgery, health minister KK Shailaja has asked RCC director to carry out an inquiry and submit a report soon.
Stephen, a coconut climber, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. The tumour on his throat was identified when he took treatment for tooth ache at a clinic. Following this, he consulted a dental hospital in Thiruvanthapuram and the doctor diagnosed it as cancer. Later, he took treatment at Regional Cancer Centre.
He had undergone the surgery after seeking financial aid under government’s Kaarunya scheme. The surgery was carried out on July 9.
“Earlier, the doctor told me that skin from his thigh would be taken to fill the area where the tumour was removed. But after removing the tumour, skin from lower jaw was taken to fill the area. After getting discharged from hospital on July 11, I found hair growth on my throat,” said Stephen.
Though Stephen informed the matter to the doctor, he kept mum. He complained that when he contacted the doctor to explain the problems faced from the hair growth, the doctor told him to cut the hair.
Stephen's family has been reeling under poverty.