Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital’s Cardiologists Dr. Ramesh Patel & Dr. Danny Kumar performed a successful angioplasty of kidneys of 10 years old boy. This is claimed as a first such successful case in Udaipur Region.
Salumber resident, Pankaj Nad, age 10 years, was suffering from breathlessness & swelling in hands and legs. On a routine consultation at Geetanjali Hosptial’s Paediatrician by Dr. Devendra Sareen followed by the investigations of Sonography & CT Scan confirmed the blockage in veins of both the kidneys. Blockage of around 90% in one kidney and 95% in another kidney was present. Due to this blockage in near time both the kidneys of the patient would have failed. This disease is termed as Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis. It’s a congenital disease. There were two types of treatment options available: one was kidney transplant and another was implantation of new veins & graft for dialysis which would have resulted in a major surgery making it difficult for the kid to survive. To decide for a better treatment option the patient was then referred to Cardiologists Dr. Ramesh Patel & Dr. Danny Kumar.
“The patient was then shifted to cath lab for further treatment where angioplasty was done in both the veins of kidneys. The procedure so performed is termed as Bilateral Percutaneous Transluminal Renal Angioplasty. The procedure lasted 30 minutes. Without any incision, through legs’ veins the spoiled veins were repaired. The patient is healthy and was discharged from hospital the very next day of procedure. This kind of procedure is generally performed in adults but a child of mere 10 years of age with a successful angioplasty of both kidneys is probably the first case in Udaipur Medical History”, said Dr. Patel.
Timely intervention & right treatment saved the child from future complications.