A medical team specialized in vascular surgery at King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia, was able to save the life of a young woman in her thirties, after she suffered a traffic accident that caused her to suffer a chest hemorrhage, a rupture of the thoracic aorta, and rib fractures.
And Jeddah Health stated to Al Arabiya.net that the case was received after prior medical coordination from a general hospital in Jeddah.
She also added that the clinical examination and all the necessary medical examinations, including laboratory and radiological, were conducted upon her arrival.
Immediately, it was decided to perform angioplasty, vascular surgery, according to the plan.
In addition, the patient underwent a procedure to place a stent in the aorta to cover the injury site through an opening in the thigh, in which the stent was placed in a quick record time under successful interventional radiology, which lasted 90 minutes.
She explained that after the operation, the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit under medical observation and health care, until her condition stabilized and she was transferred to the surgical ward, and within several days she was allowed to leave the medical complex.
Photo before and after the operation
In turn, the head of the medical team treating the case, Dr. Bader Saeed Rajab, stated that the procedure in the operation is a modern medical leap, as the alternative to the procedure in force is to open the chest and surgically change the aorta, which is a high-risk operation for the patient compared to the process of placing a stent through a surgical catheter. .