Surgeons at NEIGRIHMS saved the life of a 23-year old patient from Silchar, Assam suffering from a rare congenital disease called choledochal cyst.
The case was also challenging for the surgeons as the patient’s blood group was ‘B Negative’, a rare blood group found in less than 2 per cent 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.
However, the surgeons successfully conducted the surgery and the Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography was performed on the patient for better planning.
Choledochal cyst is a congenital abnormality of the duct (tube) that transports bile from the liver to the gall bladder and small intestine. This is a rare condition in which the bile ducts inside and outside the liver are abnormally dilated whereby a patient with the disease is at risk of developing complications such as jaundice, liver damage, and cancer.
The team of doctors was led by Professor Ranendra Hajong, Dr. Dathiadiam Tongper, Dr. K. Kamtha N and Dr. Pinky Rabha and assisted by Dr. Priyanka Dev from the department of Anaesthesiology. Senior Radiologist Dr. Donboklang Lynser contributed by confirming the diagnosis.
Prof Hajong said the patient is recovering well and is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a few days. “We are very happy that the patient has made a full recovery. It was a very challenging case, but our team was able to successfully remove the cyst and give her a new lease on life,” he said.
Head of the General Surgery department, Prof. Noor Topno lauded the team of surgeons and said the case is a testament of dedication put in by all the surgeons.
Medical Superintendent, Prof. C. Daniala appreciated the skills and dedication of the surgeons and others involved.
“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” NEIGRIHMS Director Prof. Nalin Mehta said.