patient- Dr. Venkatesh H A, Consultant Neurovascular and
Interventional Radiologist, HCG Suchirayu Hospital
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Doctors at HCG Suchirayu Hospital Hubli perform a First of its kind
Endovascular Procedure on a 5-year-old patient
Hubli, 4 th January 2023: Aditya (name changed) a 5-year-old young boy was bought to HCG
Suchirayu Hospital Hubli in critical condition, sustaining grievous injuries in an accident after
being hit by an autorickshaw. A quick physical examination and diagnostic imaging tests
were performed on him to analyse his condition and to begin with treatments. The tests
revealed that there was Grade 4 to 5 injury, where the blood vessels that supply blood to
the liver were completely torn/damaged.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that there was massive bleeding internally and
outside the liver. The child was in a very critical condition with intense abdominal pain and
was also diagnosed as anaemic due to severe blood loss and low haemoglobin levels.
Without any delay, Dr. Venkatesh H A assisted by Dr. Suhail Ambi, Dr. Tejas Kulkarni, Dr.
Sandeep Patil, Dr. Anusha, performed a lifesaving Endovascular Pinhole Procedure on the
patient. A first-of-its-kind procedure on a paediatric trauma patient in North Karnataka
Endovascular surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where surgeons access damaged
blood vessels through tiny incisions. The specially designed catheters are used to clear blood
clots, improve blood flow, and repair injuries and other conditions affecting the vascular
Speaking about the procedure Dr. Venkatesh H A, Consultant Neurovascular and
Interventional Radiologist, HCG Suchirayu Hospital, said "The Endovascular Pinhole
Procedure was performed on the child by under local anaesthesia and by inducing a minimal
amount of sedation. The bleeding was addressed initially by small flexible catheters
threaded through the blood vessels to access the damaged area and block the internal
bleeding and later the torn blood vessels were operated. If not intervened on time, the child
would have to undergo a major invasive procedure and might have had to get a portion of
his liver removed to save his life”.
He further added that “Paediatric trauma patients with liver injury are highly prone to
mortality and morbidity if not treated on time. Endovascular surgery has enormous
advantages, including minimal blood loss, less scarring, and shorter hospital stay. The young
patient recovered quickly and started interacting with the family. The pain was managed
"We like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the doctors here at HCG Suchirayu Hospital
Hubli. Our entire world came crashing down after the accident. With a timely intervention
by the doctors and treating our son with an advanced medical procedure saved his life. We
thank the doctors and paramedical staff from the depth of our hearts," said the patient’s
“Despite the severe traumatic injury, the young child was saved by the timely response and
medical action within the crucial Golden Hour. We at HCG Suchirayu Hospitals, Hubli
endeavour to be a centre of excellence for cutting-edge treatments, and surgical procedures
on par with international standards” said Dr. Jaikishan, Chief Operating Officer, HCG
Suchirayu Hospital, Hubli.
The child was discharged after 5 days in a healthy condition. Regular follow-up check-ups in
the last three months have been encouraging, and the child is in good health.
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