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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 AM (IST)

After complex kidney surgery, boy gets new lease of life

After complex kidney surgery, boy gets new lease of life
Eight-year-old Raghav with his parents.

Ravinder sood

Palampur, February 13

An eight-year-old boy from a remote area of the state has got a new lease of life. Raghav Sen Gupta, the youngest of of the two sibling, has been operated successfully for a complex congenital abnormality of kidney, recently.

The boy had persistent pain in the right side of the abdomen and was not getting relieved with local medication. His CT scan was found to have an uretero-pelvic junction obstruction, a complex congenital abnormality of the kidney.

Dr Neeraj Goyal, consultant-urologist and kidney transplant surgeon, who conducted the surgery at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula, said the valve connecting the kidney and its drainage tube i.e. ureter, was inherently narrow in the uretero-pelvic junction obstruction. It usually exists since the time of birth and as the child grows, this narrow valve is not able to cope up with its growth and starts creating problems. This leads to abdominal pain and swelling in the kidney and may cause permanent damage to the kidney if not diagnosed and treated.”

Raghav, who is absolutely fine now, underwent laparoscopic pyeloplasty, a surgery in which the narrow segment of the ureter is excised and reconstructed. The operation that was totally bloodless was performed using three small painless keyholes incisions in the abdomen.

Dr Goyal said, earlier, for this ailment, traditionally open surgery was conducted that resulted in large incisions, prolonged hospitalisations, prolonged bed rest and loss of work hours. He further said, “With the evolving technology and increasing surgical expertise, these complex surgeries can be comfortably performed using a laparoscope. Patients from tricity and adjoining states had to go to Delhi-NCR in the past, as these facilities were not available here.”


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