22 years old given new lease of life
Author(s): City Air NewsChandigarh, September 5, 2014: A 22 years old girl, suffering from extreme pain in stomach and subsequent loss of weight, was successfully operated for a rare surgery of stomach at the Gian Sagar Medical College...
Chandigarh, September 5, 2014: A 22 years old girl, suffering from extreme pain in stomach and subsequent loss of weight, was successfully operated for a rare surgery of stomach at the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.
Giving new lease of life to the young girl, Surgical Gastroenterologist Dr. Mudit Kumar and his team restored the patient to the pink of her health. Suffering from immense pain for the past three months and having missed her meals, the patient is now able to relish food with her family.
In a press statement issued here today the Dr. Mudit stated that the patient was suffering from acute abdominal pain for the past three months, which occurs in one of the every 1000 people. "The pain used to worsen after meals and was almost followed with repeated vomiting. As a result she had been unable to eat and drink properly," he said.
The patient feared pain so much that she avoided food and started losing weight. The medical check-up found her suffering from diabetes and was given subsequent medications. However, pain failed to subside with medications and she was investigated with endoscopy and CT scan at Gian Sagar’s Radiology Unit.
"She was diagnosed to be suffering from very rare condition Celiac Axis Syndrome. In this disease, the artery which supplies blood to liver, stomach, abdominal esophagus, spleen and the superior half of both duodenum and pancreas gets compressed, leading to reduced blood flow to these organs which causes pain. The severity of pain varies according to the level of compression," said Dr Mudit.
He elaborated that the patient's artery would get completely compressed after meals thus leading to severe onset of pain and vomiting. After surgery, the patient had quick recovery and is now completely relieved of her problems.
Dr. Mudit opined that such condition is rare and challenging. It was not only difficult to diagnose such case, albeit it also required good surgical expertise to handle and maintain arterial supply of all organs inside the stomach and cavity. "We are happy to have successfully conducted a surgery that is boon for the patient," he said.