KOCHI: A five-year-old boy from Thrissur, recognized with life-threatening kidney illnesses and congenital diaphragmatic hernia that made his left kidney go as much as his chest, was introduced again to regular life by means of a laparoscopic surgical procedure carried out by the urology staff at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi.
According to the docs, the congenital diaphragmatic hernia and hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidney because of block) affected the boy’s renal perform. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) happens when there’s a gap within the diaphragm, which is the skinny sheet of muscle separating the chest from the stomach.
The boy had been affected by repeated outbreaks of respiratory infections and associated issues since six months of his delivery and was discovered to be having a 6-cm sized hernia in his left diaphragm. Due to this, his viscera (inner organs in the principle cavities) together with intestines and left kidney had been pushed up into the chest.
The boy was additionally contracted with hydronephrosis, with the blockage within the tube connecting the kidney and urethra. Parents introduced him to the hospital following extreme ache within the left facet of the stomach with occasional vomiting.
On November 10, 2021, the kid underwent surgical procedure at Lakeshore Hospital. Dr George P Abraham, Head of Urology and Renal Transplants, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, led the keyhole surgical procedure. The staff of docs included Dr Datson George, Senior Consultant, Dr Vineeth and Dr Sam.
“The stent that was inserted was eliminated in January this yr. The CDH, which is seen in kids throughout delivery, was repaired with a mesh and the kidney was introduced right down to the abdomen and repaired,” mentioned Dr George.