Severe Road Accident Injury in Liver Operated with Laparoscopic Left Lateral Hepatectomy @ Chandan

Accidental injuries can occur at home or outside that too at times it is so grave that you need to go through a series of procedures and medication to reach normalcy. The term “accidental injuries” is itself indicates that it is all kinds of injuries that occur due to an abrupt, unexpected and ill-fated incident. It can be burns, bites, falls, road accidents, drowning, falls and stings etc. For instance, you can fall from stairs injuring your back or slipped and hit a sturdy object causing internal or external bleeding. Such incidents are traumatic and fatal to some. At times incidents such as an accident while enjoying an adventurous activity of sports or drunk driving are also a few examples when accidents occur.

Accidents are an unforeseen incident that can occur at any time and is one of the frightening causes of demise. Any person, who suffers grave physical harm or damage inflicted due to an accident causing an overwhelming outcome affecting his/her life in numerous contexts such as physical pain, emotional trauma and financial crisis.

Road accidents result in slight injuries to gruesome injuries to life-threatening cases are observed. Mostly such accidental cases with injuries are rushed to a closest possible emergency available. Emergency departments in hospitals are equipped to deal with such incidents at hand. Such a case of road accident was rushed to Chandan Hospital Emergency (ER) of a young boy, Sunny a B. Pharma student of Babu Banarsi Das, who was in a state of shock when admitted. He was seriously injured in the road accident, which caused him a blunt trauma in the abdominal region & liver laceration.

His case was transferred to Dr Alankar, Department of Gastro-Liver & Biliary Sciences. Dr Alankar accessed the condition of the boy and advised him to go through “laparoscopic left lateral hepatectomy”.

Laparoscopic surgeries are also known as MIS (minimally invasive surgery) or keyhole surgery. This kind of surgery enables the surgeon to reach inside the abdominal wall without a requirement of a larger incision. An instrument smaller in size used during a laparoscopic procedure is called laparoscope. It is a small tube with a camera and a source of light providing the surgeon images of the inside on a television monitor. It is one of the most opted surgery as through this swift recovery is possible. Hepatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove whole or partial parts of the liver, which is termed as resection.

Dr Alankar performed the laparoscopic left lateral hepatectomy, which was performed under general anaesthesia. The patient was asleep during the entire procedure and did not feel even the slightest pain. Very minute incisions are made in the abdomen wall through which Dr Alankar gained access through laparotomy to the organ. The procedure was successful and the patient was admitted for ten more days to be observed. During his stay in the hospital, his condition recovered and was discharged in a healthy condition, with advice to be on bed rest for at least ten more days. The patient is currently back to his home town Delhi with his parents.

Patient Testimonial:

I met with an accident on Faizabad road and was rushed to the nearby emergency of Chandan Hospital. The accident happened suddenly and I can only recollect the exact incident in bits. It was a horrifying moment as soon as I was hit, I could only remember the bleeding and intense pain in the abdominal region. I passed out due to the intense pain and when I gained consciousness I was under primary care in the ER. As my wounds were very serious, I was transferred to Dr Alankar for consultation and assessment. As my liver was hurt, he suggested for laparoscopic left lateral hepatectomy. I went under the procedure and recovered swiftly. The staff at Chandan hospital was caring and I am grateful to Dr Alankar.

Doctors Assessment:

The patient was in intense trauma and seriously injured when he reached the Emergency at Chandan Hospital Lucknow. I was called to assess the patient’s condition as he had blunt abdominal trauma & liver laceration. To heal him from the internal injury in the liver, I recommended laparoscopic left lateral hepatectomy. It was a minimally invasive surgery and the patient swiftly recovered within the ten days of hospital stay to be observed.

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