In a first of its kind in Odisha, doctors in SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM) here successfully treated a patient’s bleeding through the urinary tract by super selective angio-embolization of the prostatic artery.
Dr. Priyabrat Das, Consultant, Urology, along with interventional radiologist, Dr. Sambit Pattnaik and Dr. Jitendra Kumar Barad, performed the complicated procedure.
Dr. Das said the procedure, in which the prostatic artery was blocked bilaterally, was performed for the first time in Odisha.
“The patient suffered from an advanced carcinoma prostate that had led to recurrent hematuria. To stop the bleeding, we had to block the prostatic artery bilaterally by a procedure called super selective angio-embolization.” Dr. Das said.
“Earlier, these types of cases were treated through a major surgical procedure that carried the risk of affecting various organs. However, through super selective angio-embolisation, blood flow only to the prostate is stopped,” he added.
Dr. Pattnaik said that the super selective targeted treatment was the latest procedure being followed and it also had several advantages over traditional surgery.
“We reached the prostatic artery through the femoral artery by making a small incision in the left groin. After this, embolization was done in the prostatic artery with PVA particles.” Dr. Pattnaik said adding “this is a minimal invasive procedure which results in quick recovery of the patient.
“The procedure ensures that there is very less chance of post-procedure complications, is cost effective from the patient’s perspective and is convenient for patients with comorbidities,” he said.