- Mycotic pseudo aneurysms of the carotid artery - Carotid bypass surgery with removal of the pseudo aneurysms.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Institute of Neurosciences & Spinal Disorders at Global Health City performed a rare and unique surgery
Chennai, 26th June 2014: Surgeons of the Institute of Neurosciences and - Surgeons of the Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders recently performed a rare, complex and critical surgery, which effectively restored blood supply to the brain. Mr Srinivasan presented to our doctors in the Emergency department in a state of drowsiness, sepsis with a large pulsating mass on the left side of the neck which was pressing the windpipe and causing breathing difficulty. His scans showed that both carotid arteries were affected by infection: the right was blocked and the left side was weakened causing multiple aneurysms one of which had burst.
The Neuro Critical Care team with help from the infectious diseases expert controlled the diabetes and the infection in the body. Once he was stabilized the surgical team led by Dr K Sridhar, Chief Brain and Spine Surgeon, Global Health City Chennai, meticulously planned and performed a challenging and rare surgical procedure. The surgery which lasted more than 10 hours involved creating a bypass of the carotid artery segment which had the aneurysms. A temporary shunt needed to be placed so that the brain could continue to get blood supply. The danger during surgery was that the weakened blood vessels with the aneurysms could rupture again. The surgery was performed successfully and the diseased segment of the vessel was removed. The patient made an excellent recovery
Dr Sridhar Chief Brain and Spine Surgeon Global Health City Chennai said " State of the art monitoring of critically Ill neuro patients along with modern surgical methods allow surgeons to successfully perform challenging and critical cases with razor edge precision "