In this case, microvascular surgeons from Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, saved the life of the Pakistani patient, who was at the risk of suffering a rupture of the major abdominal aorta, by implanting a multi-segmental customised stent graft.
Dr Ali Keivanjah, consultant vascular surgeon at the hospital, performed a three-hour-long surgery on Pakistani expatriate SK who was diagnosed with a five-centimetre bulge on an abdominal aorta during an MRI scan when met with a minor accident on August 15 last year. Dr Keivanjah implanted the stent graft with five stents inside the abdominal portion of the aorta to provide support for the weakened artery.
Nagging leg pain takes patient to hospital
“Due to severe pain in my leg over the next four days, an MRI scan was done, which revealed a hairline fracture along with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. I was advised to consult a vascular surgeon immediately due to the size of the aneurysm. After CT scan, it was found that in addition to the abdominal aortic aneurysm, there were multiple iliac aneurysms” recounted SK.
After considerable research and meeting Dr Keivanjah, the patient zeroed in on Burjeel Hospital and was admitted there for the surgery.
‘A complicated case’
The patient was discharged from hospital withing three days of the surgery and was reported to be doing well.
Dr Ali Keivanjah with the patient
Original news source Credit: gulfnews.com