Udaipur, Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is one of the most fatal surgical emergencies, with an overall mortality rate of 90%. But still a man of 75 years of age has survived all the odds fighting against his medical conditions by the efforts of a restless cardiac thoracic & vascular surgeon of Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital Dr. Sanjay Gandhi & his team members including Dr. Surendra Patel, Cardiac Anesthetists Dr. Ankur Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Jindal, Dr. Kalpesh Mistri & Dr. Tasha Purohit. This has been claimed a first successful surgery of a ruptured aneurysm in whole medical history of Rajasthan.
Shankar, Age 75 years, was suffering from a prolonged disease of acidity. On a daily routine he experienced a tear in the anterior wall of the aneurysm resulting in sudden & severe abdominal pain and collapsing to which he was brought to hospital in emergency conditions. The resultant bleeding into the peritoneal cavity is so rapid that exsanguinations and death usually occur before the patient reaches the hospital. But the patient was fortune enough to reach Geetanjali Hospital where he was shifted for surgery without delay. The blood pressure of the patient was ranging in between from 60 to 70 with hemoglobin only 5 grams.
The operating cardiac surgeon Dr. Gandhi said that “The patient was immediately transferred to the operation theatre for emergency open repair. Where the aneurysm was repaired with the help of Foley Catheter, controlling the bleeding & the ruptured aneurysm was replaced by an artificial artery with 5 to 6 blood units during the surgery to maintain the hemoglobin of the patient”.
Dr. Gandhi also said that, an abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. Because the aorta is the body’s main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Also the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the most fatal surgical emergencies, with an overall mortality rate of 90% & only 10% survival rate. Since the patient is a very active person with a daily routine of walk, a good swimmer of time & a healthy diet consumer but still was diagnosed with such medical complications.