Endovascular procedure saves cancer patient’s life

A well-timed endovascular interventional radiology procedure saved the life of a 56-year-old pancreatic cancer patient in the nation’s capital. Sarla Sharma had completely given up on life when her pancreatic cancer surgery led her to a life-threatening complication.

The housewife had a severe sentinel bleed of approximately 300ml from the gastrointestinal tract, causing the hemoglobin level to drop sharply from 9.2g to 7.9g within minutes.

But, the timely intervention of a highly qualified radiodiagnostic team led by Dr. Meinal Chaudhry, Director of Radiodiagnostics and Interventional Radiology, Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital, Dwarka gave the patient a new lease on life.

The patient underwent pancreatic cancer surgery in June 2022 and developed serious complications after the surgery. She visited many hospitals in the city, but none of them could diagnose her problem and did not pay attention to the seriousness of her condition.

CT angiography of her abdomen was performed at a leading hospital, but it revealed no obvious bleeding sites. But when the same test was repeated at Aakash Healthcare upon arrival, he showed a pseudoaneurysm, a condition that occurs when a wall of a blood vessel is injured and a pocket in the wall of the vessel forms. , which can lead to life-threatening bleeding at any time. .

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