HYDERABAD: A Nigerian, who was completely disabled, due to an enormous scrotal swelling called Hernia, got a new lease of life in Hyderabad, after a complex surgery performed at Care Hospital.
Md Abraham, a pastor by profession was suffering from hernia for many years. But he neglected it and the condition worsened. Abraham approached doctors when his life was completely derailed. In the diagnosis it was found that he was suffering from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), requiring regular haemodialysis due to bilateral polycystic kidneys (ADPKD), a condition in which the kidneys are replaced by multiple cysts, explained Dr Chakravarthy, the nephrologist, who was part of the team that performed surgery for the Nigerian national.
Due to ESRD his haemoglobin level was very low. To make matters worse his abdomen was completely occupied by the abnormal and non-functioning kidneys, with intestines completely pushed into the scrotum. Keeping in view the complex nature of the problem, a surgery was planned with a multi-disciplinary approach, with a team comprising nephrologist and urologist, among others.
The patient’s condition improved with multiple blood transfusions and dialysis. When he was fit for surgery both his kidneys were removed in a series of surgeries. Later intestines were reduced into the abdomen. Left testis was removed and the right testis was fixed into the groin. Left Hernia was repaired, the redundant scrotum was removed and penis was reconstructed, explained Dr Chakravarthy. The procedure lasted three weeks , Abraham left for Nigeria healthily.