Two patients from KEM Hospital gets benefitted by getting operated during SNVICON 2019

Live surgeries remained one of the highlights of the Fourth Annual Congress of Society of Neuro-Vascular Intervention that was held in Mumbai between June 14 & 16.

The live surgeries showcased new device to treat complex aneurysms and novel techniques in neuro-intervention by internationally renowned masters. One of the new device showcased was WEB device.

Top neuro interventionist Dr. Jacques Moret, Professor of Interventional Neuroradiology, NEURI Center, France performed the live surgeries using WEB Device that were relayed live to 300 other neuro interventionists at Grand Hyatt, Santacruz.

Milind Shrikhande, 46, a resident of Aurangabad, was one of the two patients operated by Dr. Moret.

He suffered his first brain haemorrhage in 2016. At the time he was treated with endovascular coiling procedure to block blood flow into the aneurysm. Three months ago, doctors diagnosed another large complex aneurysm at the right side of the brain. Shrikhande was not ready for the open brain surgery in which the risks are high. "I asked about alternatives and doctors told me that WEB device is the only option but it was in the process of getting launched. Last month, doctors informed me that on June 15, the WEB device will be available and the pioneer in WEB device, Dr. Moret, will perform the procedure. It was double joy for me," said Shrikhande, who is now recuperating after the successful surgery.

Dr. Nitin Dange, Organising Secretary, SNVICON 2019, who was assisting Dr. Moret during the procedure, said, "Getting training from a doctor like Dr. Moret is always great learning experience for us. This device will definitely help us treat complex aneurysms, the risk is minimum and outcome is good."

Kshafa Khatoon Altaf Hussain, 53, from Akola was the second patient to be operated by Dr. Moret. Dr. Dange said, "Khatoon suffered from brain haemorrhage twice. We did the coiling procedure to treat the aneurysm but three months ago her MRI report suggested that despite coiling, the aneurysm was growing again. The relative also refused to get the high-risk open brain surgery. When this device got approved, we called this patient for the surgery."

Mohmmed Taufiq, son of Kshafa Khatoon, said, "I am a vegetable vendor and hardly earn anything. I already spent money on my mother’s previous treatment and medicines. I had told doctors that we didn’t want to go for any more procedures. My mother was always in pain. I am so glad that she was operated again at KEM and we got the new device free of cost."

Dr. Moret said, "We have been using this device in Europe since the past six years and the outcome is very good. Around 60 to 70 per cent complex aneurysms can be treated with this device. This device will play a big role in the future. I am very happy that Indian colleagues are now getting this device."