Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving high end minimally invasive techniques all over the world, a private hospital in Manipur performed painless ‘pin hole procedures’ to stop fatal bleeding from kidneys for the first time in Manipur, according to a release.
The ever so sophisticated advanced technique without open surgery is performed by Dr Thangjam Gautam Singh, consultant interventional radiologist at the state of the art Cath Lab facility in Shija Hospitals in Imphal, said Deputy Manager (Business Development) Premjit Lourembam of Shija Hospitals.
The consultant informed that a total of five cases have been done successfully so far.
Explaining the procedure, Dr Gautam said traditionally open surgeries were done for various diseases such as renal aneurysm (bulging of artery inside kidney) and renal arteriovenous fistula (AVF – abnormal communication between artery and veins inside kidney) in the bleeding kidneys and sometimes led to removal of kidneys to save lives of the patients.
Now, with interventional radiology, through a needle puncture in the groin, the blood vessel causing bleeding inside the kidney is closed using coiling and embolization.
This saves the patient from life threatening condition and also saves him from losing a kidney. The patient was also saved from severe pain, prolonged hospital stay and unnecessary medication.
He also added that similar procedures has been performed at Shija Hospitals for bleeding of most organs of the body such as bleeding in legs (bronchial arterial embolization), bleeding in intestine (GI embolization), bleeding in uterus (uterine artery embolization, bleeding in abdomen (aortic aneurysm embolization), etc.