4 operations cling the patient to life
Date Added: 30 April 2018, 08:50
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 11:36

A patient was sent to Near East University Hospital and after medical examinations the patient was diagnosed with gangrene in left foot, a bubbling in the aorta in the abdomen, blockages in the veins which supply blood to the left leg and foot and a middle staged renal failure. Additionally, the 72 year old patient, Artan Ilgar, was diagnosed with several health issues threatening his life and therefore was taken on a comprehensive treatment plan by specialist from many departments; mainly the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. It was stated that after 4 different operations, the patient had recovered his health.

As a result of further medical examinations, a balloon 10cm in diameter was diagnosed in the aortic valve in the abdomen (abdominal aortic aneurysm-which is a localized abnormal weak spot on a blood vessel wall that causes an outward bulging, likened to a bubble or a balloon). Additionally, a major blockage was identified in the blood vessels which supply the left leg and left foot. Moreover, the patient’s intestines were not functioning effectively, causing a renal failure at a medium stage. Thus the temperature and infection parameters of the patient were quite high and therefore a treatment plan at the intensive care was initiated by the specialist from infectious diseases and general surgery. Subsequent to the infection treatment, a commission consisting of Chief Physician, Cardiovascular Surgery, Orthopaedics, general Surgery and Interventional Radiology Specialists made evaluations regarding the health condition of Artan Ilgar and transferred to the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Two operations in a single session...
Evaluated by the cardiovascular surgeons, the patient’s abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery was decided to be carried out as closed surgical treatment since there was high life threatening risk. During the same closed surgical procedure a bypass surgery was decided to the patient’s left leg.

According the statement made by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department, the first session of high risked surgeries included two surgeries one of which was to treat the aortic aneurism via international radiology; and the cardiovascular surgeons closed surgery to place a stent in the aorta in the patient’s left leg. This surgery was performed to improve the supply of the blood vessel to the leg with gangrene and limit the gangrene to below the knee area.

Loss of supply of blood vessels due to blockage causes gangrene...
According to the information revealed by the Near East University Hospital Department Orthopaedics, since the first day the patient had arrived to the hospital he had been diagnosed with gangrene in his left leg. It was explained that gangrene is a condition that occurs when the body tissue dies due to loss of blood supply and that the patient’s gangrene condition was monitored since the first day of arrival to the hospital. It was stated that the gangrene was life threatening to the other organs and that he had to be amputated below the knee area.

The 4th operation involved bypass to 3 blood vessels...
Prior to the first operation Cardiovascular Surgeons performed angiography to the patient and diagnosed that cardiac veins were seriously blocked and a further bypass surgery was required. One week after the aneurysm operation was carried out, specialists from the Near East University Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery conduced bypass operation to 3 blood vessels. It was revealed that after all of the medical procedures mentioned above were carried out and the patient had been kept in the intensive care for two days, he was moved to the inpatient care; later to be discharged from the hospital.