Furthering the commitment to strengthening delivery of global standards of clinical excellence, the CK Birla Hospital® recently conducted a rare laparoscopic surgery successfully, on a 56-year-old female patient for two uteruses, a rare condition that causes abnormal post-menopausal bleeding. The patient in her fifties, came to the hospital with complains of excessive bleeding. Upon examination, Dr. Aruna Kalra, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, CK Birla Hospital, treated her through a minimal access approach, which helped her experience less pain and have an early recovery.
Dr Aruna Kalra said, “The patient had a history of pregnancy related complications due to this condition and lost her first child after preterm labour. The pregnancy was in a smaller, less developed uterus which could not provide space and nutrition to the developing fetus and, due to a weak uterus (womb), she suffered intrauterine death of the baby, which is a very common complication with uterine abnormalities. Fortunately, her second and third pregnancies were in the more developed left uterus, which carried on till 9 months. However, her condition went undiagnosed then”.
Upon conducting an ultrasonography, it was revealed that the patient had uterus didelphys or double uteruses, attached to a single opening in her vagina, which required immediate medical intervention.
Without delaying it further, Dr Aruna Kalra and her team performed total laparoscopic hysterectomy, a minimally invasive procedure in which the uterus is removed using a thin, lighted tube called the laparoscope, with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, a surgical intervention to remove both the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Two uterine bodies with one cervix, both ovaries, and fallopian tubes were removed to prevent any cancerous/malignant growth in the future.
‘Our surgical team anticipated challenges during the procedure due to the distorted anatomy and previous vertical caesarean sections. However, the treatment was successful, and the patient is recovering well and has no pain or bleeding’, she added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Akshat Seth, Chief Executive Officer, CK Birla Healthcare said, “Our hospitals are a part of a chain of world-class, multi-specialty hospitals that fulfil the brand’s mission of providing global standards of clinical expertise and care to the varied healthcare needs of families by using advanced medical innovations and techniques like minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries. This case, like many others, is a testimony to our long-standing track record of delivering high quality healthcare.”
“At CK Birla Hospitals, we have pioneered several firsts and set many milestones in India’s healthcare industry over the last five decades. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, we offer exceptional clinical care in a patient-led environment across specialties. We have a highly skilled and experienced team of nationally and internationally recognized medical experts who work together to deliver quality clinical care to patients. The success of this case has been a milestone for us, reaffirming our clinical excellence through a condition that is rare globally’’, said Mr Vipul Jain, Chief Business Officer, CK Birla Hospital®.