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Rare medical feat: 7-hr complex surgery saves 73-year-old patient

A team of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University surgeons associated with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has successfully operated a 73-year-old man suffering with abdominal aortic aneurysm problem. The complicated surgery lasted for seven hours, in which the surgeons replaced the patient’s diseased blood vessel, which was about to rupture with an artificial tube while connecting it to both his legs to maintain the continuity of blood to his lower part of body.

The team of surgeons, which was led by Professor M H Beg, Senior Cardiothoracic surgeon and Chairperson, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery included Dr Mohd Azam Haseen and Dr Ehtesham Naqvi. They were also assisted by Dr Amnajee Bharti, Dr Aditya, Dr Imad and Dr Parvez.

Professor M H Beg, Senior Cardiothoracic surgeon and Chairperson, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery said it was a very complex surgery and very few centres in North India are doing this surgery.

Prof Beg said the patient went to many centres, but was refused surgery due to his old age and high risk involved in the procedure. He pointed out that giving anaesthesia to the patient was a challenge considering the age of patient and blood loss expected.

Dr Nadeem Raza and his team gave anaethesia to the patient and post operative care was carried out in ICU under guidance of Dr Obaid Siddiqui and Dr Meraj. Prof Abdul Qadir, Chairman Department of Anaethesiology and critical care congratulated the team and pledged all possible support in future to come.

Meanwhile, Prof M Amanullah Khan, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Prof Tariq Mansoor, Principal and NMC expressed happiness and congratulated the team on this rare feat.

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