SHILLONG, Sept 5: A very complicated surgery was successfully performed successfully at NEIGRIHMS by a team of surgeons led by Professor Ranendra Hajong. The team included Dr Dathiadiam Tongper, Dr K Kamtha N and Dr Pinky Rabha – all from the department of General Surgery with the assistance of Dr Priyanka Dev from the department of Anaesthesiology.
Senior Radiologist Dr Donboklang Lynser contributed by confirming the diagnosis.
The patient, a 23 year old lady from Silchar, Assam, is recovering well and is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a few days. She had approached the department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, with severe pain in her upper abdomen which she had been suffering on and off for over a year.
She was diagnosed having a choledochal cyst, which is a congenital abnormality of the duct (tube) that transports bile from the liver to the gall bladder and small intestine, and in her case it was choledochal cyst type 4a.
This is a rare condition in which the bile ducts inside and outside the liver are abnormally dilated. Patients with choledochal cysts are at risk of developing complications such as jaundice, liver damage, and cancer.
Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography was performed at NEIGRIHMS for better planning of the surgery. The surgeons were vary of the fact that the patient’s blood group was ‘B Negative’, a rare blood group found in less than 2% of the world population, which made it difficult to arrange for compatible blood for transfusion in case of any complication arising during or after surgery.
“We are very happy that the patient has made a full recovery,” said Prof. Hajong. “It was a very challenging case, but our team was able to successfully remove the cyst and give her a new lease on life.”
Prof. Noor Topno, Head, department of General Surgery, said that this was a complex case, and I am proud of the work done by our team of surgeons and other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing the best possible care to all of our patients, and this case is a testament to our dedication.
Prof C Daniala, Medical Superintendent, said that he was delighted to hear that the patient is recovering well after her surgery. He appreciated the skills and dedication of the surgeons and others involved.
“I am proud of the entire team of doctors” said Prof Nalin Mehta, Director of NEIGRIHMS.
“This not only speaks volumes of the capabilities of our doctors, nurses and support staff but also reiterates our commitment to providing the best healthcare to the people of the entire North Eastern Region”.