Oral surgery gives seven-year-old girl new lease of life

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Doctors at the Kalwa civic hospital gave a new lease of life to a seven-year-old girl, who had a tiny mouth opening since birth, rendering her incapable of consuming normal food.

Roshni Yadav was operated upon by a team of doctors led by Dr. Vivek P Soni (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon) at the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital during the weekend free-of-cost, hospital authorities said.

Her father Ghanshyam Yadav, a poor labourer, had lost hope for his minor daughter, who could not open her mouth until now due to left temporomandibular jaw ankylosis, a condition in which the lower jaw gets fused to the upper jaw and the patient is unable to eat a normal diet due to limited opening.

The Yadavs, who are happy to see their daughter limping back to a normal life after opening her mouth for the first time, could not thank enough the doctors for performing this complex operation.

According to a hospital spokesperson, the surgery will prove to be a boon for Roshni’s further growth and development as she would be able to consume normal diet.

Dr. Vivek was assisted in this rare surgery by Dr. Prabhavati M Jadhav, Dr. Pallavi A Khale, Dr. Ramya Premchandran, Mr. Pravin Poojary and anaesthetist Dr. Dilip Chauhan.