Neurosurgeons From RMLIMS Perform Critical Brain Surgery, Provide New Lease of Life
Geeta Devi from Balia got a second lease of life after the doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow successfully performed a brain surgery for a complex brain condition known as carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF). The surgery took place a week ago.
A few days ago, Geeta Devi suffered a head injury after she fell from her scooter because she got tangled in a kite thread. After 15 days, her eyes started bulging, and her vision became blurry. Initially, the accident seemed to be a minor one, but later it turned out to be critical. The doctors say that this condition occurs when the brain's main artery, known as the internal carotid artery, gets connected with the veins of the eye, known as the cavernous sinus. This leads to severe pressure on the eyes, subsequently leading to vision loss or stroke.
Professor D.K. Singh, who is the head of the department of neurosurgery at the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, led the team of doctors for this critical surgery. Dr. Kuldeep Yadav and Dr. Mohammad Kaif, both from the neurosurgery team, assisted in the surgery. Dr. P.K. Das and Dr. Manoj Giri took care of the anesthesia. The whole procedure for the surgery took around two hours, and it was successful.
Dr. Singh explained that the patient presented with signs and symptoms of bulging eyes and blurred vision attributed to increased pressure on the eyes. After examining her, the neurosurgery team decided to conduct an endovascular coiling procedure, which can separate the fused vessels. The procedure involves inserting a thin catheter into an artery in the leg or groin. It is guided through the network of blood vessels, up into the head, and finally to the aneurysm (bulge). Thereafter, tiny platinum coils are passed through the catheter up to the aneurysm, and it is then sealed off from the main artery to prevent it from growing or rupturing.
Dr. Singh informed that this type of complex surgery is very rare, and the RMLIMS is the only hospital in Uttar Pradesh to perform it. He also added that people should not ignore bulging after a head injury, as it can lead to CCF.
The expertise of Dr. Singh and his team truly saved the life of Geeta Devi, who is indebted to them.
(Inputs from various media sources)
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