Patient’s innovative preoperative splenic artery embolization

The improvement of Medical innovation and the cooperation of experienced and expertized medical teams authorizes the performance of significant and important medical achievements in Thessaly and Greece in general.

In that regard, therefore, an innovative laparoscopic surgery was performed at IASO Thessalias, by the 1st Surgical Clinic, led by the surgeon and Director Mr. Evangelos Kanavos, in cooperation with the Scientific Competent of the Cardiac Surgery Unit Mr. Nikolaos Magkoutis and the Special Interventional Radiologist Professor Mr. Christos Rountas.

A female 70 years old patient, under treatment by the hematologist Dr. Georgios Karamarias, suffering from underlying hematologic disease that caused oversized enlargement of spleen’s size, rupture of the subdiaphragmatic space. She underwent a minimally invasive removal of the organ (spleen’s long axis approximately twenty centimeters and approximately three kilos weight).

For the minimization of intraoperative hemorrhage, the day before the operation (12 hours before the surgery) was performed at the Department of Interventional Angiography a selective proximal splenic artery embolization with intravascular delivery of nanoparticles.

 


Splenic artery before embolization

 


Splenic artery after embolization

 

The above-mentioned operation allowed the performance of the surgery with minimal blood loss, without intraoperative and postoperative complications, especially at a time, where blood and blood derivatives saving is crucial for the entire humanity.

IASO Thessalias is one of the initiators in Greece, in innovative techniques application with a view to reducing morbidity and mortality, bringing in Thessaly applied technologies of European and global level.

 

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