Pune docs cure an Iraqi national with rare abdominal condition

Inamdar Hospital doctors cure an Iraqi citizen suffering from a rare abdominal aorta aneurysm. It is the main artery of the body, which supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system

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The doctors at Inamdar Hospital cure an Iraqi citizen who was suffering from a rare abdominal aorta aneurysm. Aorta is the main artery in the human body, which supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system.

On September 23, a 69-year-old man was admitted in the hospital with a complaint of pain in abdomen, backache, since 10-15 days. He is suffering from hypertension and was under treatment for the same.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also called AAA or triple A, is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta, resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning over 50 per cent of the vessel’s normal diameter (width).

The aorta is under constant pressure as blood is ejected from the heart. With each heartbeat, the walls of the aorta distend (expand) and then recoil (spring back), exerting continual pressure or stress on the already weakened aneurysm wall.

Therefore, there is a potentiality for rupture (bursting) or dissection (separation of the layers of the aortic wall) of the aorta, which may cause life-threatening haemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), and potentially, death.

A team of doctors, led by Dr Shardul Date, Dr AC Chopdawala, Dr Anmol M, along with anaesthetic team led by Dr Sandeep P, and Critical Care team led by Dr A Tiwari of Inamdar hospital at Inamdar Multispeciality Hospital, Fatimanagar, cured an Iraqi national.

Speaking about the case, Dr Parvez Inamdar, Managing Director, Inamdar Hospital, said, “We evaluated the patient with ultrasonography, which gave clue to abdominal aorta aneurysm. There was risk with any kind of complex procedures considering his age and medical condition. Co-morbidity and anaesthesia risk were to be taken into consideration.”

He added, “We decided to conduct a unique two-step procedure by creating surgical bypass vessel grafts to kidneys to maintain circulation and prevent renal failure; with extensive intensive care support requiring control mode of ventilation underwent second stage endovascular stent procedure for the aneurysm. It helped us to manage the life-threatening condition.”

The patient was successfully treated and discharged from the hospital and life-threatening vascular complication was averted. The patient was discharged on October 12.