Weighing just 35 kg at the age of 22, he had a 25 cm long spleen of 2.5 kg in his abdomen, which was surgically removed. At the age of 22, there was only 35 kg weight in the stomach, 25 cm long spleen of 2.5 kg was removed by surgery.

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  • At the age of 22, there was only 35 kg weight in the stomach, 25 cm long spleen of 2.5 kg was removed by surgery.

The team of doctors of BMHRC who performed the surgery of the youth.

  • Now blood transfusion will not have to be done every week

Doctors at Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Center (BMHRC) have given life to a 22-year-old youth by performing a complex surgery. In fact, the co-young was suffering from Thalassemia since childhood. His age was increasing, but the body was not developing and neither was gaining weight.

The family took the youth to BMHRC. Here in the CT scan it was found that the size of the spleen in his abdomen has increased significantly. Normally the spleen should have been 12 cm long and weighed 170 grams, but the young man’s spleen was 25 cm long and weighed 2.5 kg. At the same time, the length of the patient’s stomach is only about 30 centimeters.

Because of this, he had to undergo blood transfusion every week. In such a situation, HOD Dr. Pramod Verma, in-charge of Gastro Surgery Department, along with his team, removed the enlarged spleen by performing surgery on the young man. The patient is healthy now, he will be discharged soon. He will have to undergo blood transfusion every one and a half to two months instead of every week. Dr Verma told that only if the size of the spleen is 20 cm, then there can be a threat to life.

The challenge was to maintain hemoglobin levels

Dr. Sarika Katiyar, Professor, Department of Anesthesia told that the biggest challenge in the surgery of Thalassemia patients is to maintain their hemoglobin level. The hemoglobin of this patient was 7.5 g. There was about 500 ml of blood in the spleen removed from the stomach. Therefore, frequent monitoring is done to prevent a decrease in hemoglobin levels. Blood transfusion was done as needed.

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