In a first of its kind in the state, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) repaired an aortic rupture through the endovascular technique.
A 24-year-old youth had sustained the rupture, along with multiple fractures in his leg, in a road accident.
Due to the rupture, the blood leaked into his chest cavity and he had to be operated immediately. In such an emergency situation, an open surgical closure of the rent in the main blood vessel carries a very high risk. Hence, an endovascular repair was done successfully through a small hole in the groin using a stent.