Oldest reported case of successful intracranial aneurysm clipping surgery world wide from VPS Lakeshore, Kochi
When 86 year old Padmakshy Amma reported in a critical state with extensive bleeding within the brain following repture of an abnormal blood vessel ( Aneurysm) no one expected that she would survive. Since the only treatment option was very major surgery with a very high risk ( due to age, cardiac problem and respiratory problem ) the patients relatives took the very bold decision. The surgery took 8 hours and was successfully done. She gradually made a steady recovery and after 1 month she has fully recovered . Her post surgery scan showed that the surgery was successful.
Padmakshy amma’s miraculous recovery is a golden moment for VPS lakeshore as it is the the oldest reported case of successful Intracranial Aneurysm clipping surgery world wide The surgery was conducted by Neurosurgeons Dr Prithvi Varghese and Dr Arun Oommen, No where has such a case been reported. Previous similar reported case is from a Japanese Journal of neurosurgery where age was 84yrs.
Aneurysm repture is a very serious illness with a very high mortality rate. Average mortality even in youngsters in 40%. Padmakshy amma was 86yrs and had many associated problems. As per medical science considering her age she only had a very remote chance for survival.. But the real hard work and intensive care of all the doctors and supportive staffs paved the way for her miraculous recovery without any deficits. The team of doctors treating her included Neurologist, Anaesthesia and critical care, Cardiologist and Pulmonologist .
Padmakshy Amma with her children..1 month after surgery.. Fully recovered