Saturday, 4 Apr 2020
Rare surgery conducted on baby with kidney problem

Rare surgery conducted on baby with kidney problem

The surgery was conducted by Dr Venkatesh, consultant paediatric surgeon, and his team at Starcare Barka on the six month old baby boy. The complex process, known as pyroplasty, was performed for clearing obstruction in the left kidney.

It was a extremely demanding clinical process thinking about the severity of the situation and the young age of the patient, the hospital stated. Ali (name changed) was born with a uncommon congenital abnormality, Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction with poor function in the left kidney.

The Ureteropelvic Junction is positioned exactly where the pelvis of the kidney meets the ureter (the tube that drains urine into the bladder). Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction describes a blockage to this location.

The obstruction impedes the flow of urine down to the bladder, causing the urine to back up in the kidney. Ever because his birth, the boy had been toiling with ailments and the parents had been in a state of agony.

“Accurate diagnosis comprehends the treatment plan and enhances the rate of success. In this case more than anything, it was our ability to diagnose the condition that helped us to attempt the surgery,” stated Dr Venkatesh following the productive surgery of the patient.

The patient was suggested instant surgery as the functionality of the left kidney was only 12 per cent and drastically decreased.

The healthcare team at Starcare right away following consultation on the case decided to proceed with the surgery. This is the very first time paediatric surgery of such a sort was performed in the private wellness sector in Oman.

Dr Venkatesh stated that to carry out the surgery on the baby a higher level of ability-set and precision was needed.

About 1 in 1,500 youngsters are impacted by this birth deformity worldwide. UPJ is frequently detected just before birth but regrettably in this case it went undiagnosed. The problem could in some case enhance but in this case the functionality of the kidney was impaired calling for instant surgery.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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