By Health In Five Writer
A team headed by Dr. Imran Shaikh, Consultant GI & HPB surgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, saved the life of a 56-year-old man with an infection and ruptured gall bladder that led to multiorgan failure. The patient was very critical with lifesaving supports for heart and lung, underwent major life-saving surgery – Exploratory laparotomy with cholecystectomy and peritoneal lavage with drainage. The patient is discharged after 15 days and he is now resumed back his work.
Prakash Acharya, a 56-year-old resident of Bhayandar, who is working as a supervisor encountered severe excruciating abdominal pain and Vomiting. He experienced this kind of pain the first time. The pain was so severe that he needed injections and also, he couldn’t eat food. Though, he didn’t have other comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension. He was admitted to a nearby nursing home and on evaluation found to have Gall bladder stone with severe infection and complications like rupture of Gall bladder. There was a severe infection along with multiorgan failure that took a toll on his kidneys, lungs, and heart. He was critical and planned Gall bladder surgery at a nursing home.
To the patient’s dismay, after anesthesia, he suffered from cardiac arrest and was given Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a life-saving technique to revive him. After two attempts of CPR, he was revived and surgery was deferred. He was put on a ventilator and shifted for further management at Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road.
Dr. Imran Shaikh, Consultant GI & HPB Surgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road said, “The patient arrived in very bad shape. The most important decision was to operate upon him which was supra major surgery and considering the critical status of the patient it would have been a very high risk to his life. A team of doctors including an Intensivist, Physician, Chest Physician, Cardiologist, and Gastrosurgery tried very hard to make him stable so that surgery can be performed. Surgery was lasted for four hours & the Patient tolerated surgery very well. As soon surgery controlled the source of infection, he showed remarkable recovery in ICU. The biggest fear was hypoxic brain injury which happens due to a lack of blood supply to the brain when the heart was stopped twice. But fortunately, no major injury to the brain detected and he improved on medical management. After two weeks of surgery, he was all fit and discharged.”
A lot of people take Gall bladder stone very lightly, but it has associated with complications like acute infection, Jaundice, perforation, gangrene, and Cancer. All these complications are life-threatening. We can avoid this complication by simple Laparoscopic surgery in elective settings which requires only a one-day hospital stay.
“My abdominal pain was unbearable to the extent that I couldn’t even move or walk properly. My world came crashing down after I got to know that the gallbladder has ruptured. I thank the doctors for their limitless efforts taken amid the pandemic. Now, I can do my daily chores with ease and have resumed to normal life,” concluded patient Prakash Acharya.