Emergency Room Joao Lucio holds unprecedented surgery for aneurysmIn public, this type of surgery until then only was performed at the University Hospital Getulio Vargas
Hospital and Emergency Room Doctor Joao Lucio Machado, unit State Health Secretariat (Sesame), He held this week a neurological surgery of high complexity and unprecedented in the unit, for aneurysm, dilation located in the wall of a blood vessel, which can lead to death of the patient. The procedure, called aneurysm clipping, prevent blood vessel rupture. João Lúcio is located in the east of Manaus.
In public, this type of surgery until then only was performed at the University Hospital Getulio Vargas (delusion), the Federal University of Amazonas (I trust).
According to the state Secretary of Health, Pedro Elias de Souza, to perform this type of procedure, the Susam acquired a high-tech microscope equipment. The secretary explained that the João Lúcio Hospital receives an average 10 a 15 patients per month, diagnosed aneurysm. "With the start of supply of this type of procedure in the unit, It will be possible to expedite service to hospitalized patients who need surgery and no longer need to be removed to the Hospital Getulio Vargas ", He stressed.
The first aneurysm clipping procedure, in João Lúcio, It was held on Thursday, day 15, in a patient 49 years, diagnosed about a month with aneurysms in the middle cerebral artery. She was admitted to the unit with strong headache. The procedure, which lasted for about five hours, It was considered a success by the medical team. The patient is admitted to HPSJL, in stable condition.
According to neurosurgeon Ruan Dorado, one of the doctors who performed surgery, the aneurysm clipping is the placement of a metal part (clip), to prevent bleeding and cerebral blood vessel rupture. He explains that through the microscope you can see the bleeding and, thereby, identify the exact location where the clip should be placed.
Ministry of Health indicate that around 6,5 thousand people die each year in Brazil aneurysm. As the neurosurgeon Ruan Dorado, The aneurysm is characterized by weakening of the arterial wall or an overload it. The typical clinical picture is sudden headache and very strong. This is because the progressive expansion of the aneurysm is leaving the arterial wall becoming thinner, until she resists and breaks, causing severe bleeding, which can lead to death.