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The venous ulcer

At presentation to the OPD A 45 year old lorry driver came to the opd with complaints of a wound over his left leg that refused to heal since 8 months. He had undergone multiple consultations with general and plastic surgery teams but with no success. The patient had long working hours and was the sole breadwinner and the wound causing him pain and difficulty in working leading to a pay cut. The vascular surgeons noticed that he had good supply of

Emergency STENT GRAFT for aortic dissection in a case of RENAL TRANSPLANT

A young gentleman with high blood pressure and kidney failure had undergone a kidney transplant. The day after his surgery, while in ICU a tear in his aorta , the main blood vessel carrying blood from the heart was noticed. On evaluation with a CT scan a long tear in his aorta was seen starting from the chest till the blood vessel flowing into his left leg. Such tears in the aorta are seen in people who have high blood

Fistula Blockage

AV fistula are the lifeline of patients with kidney failure. They are the most preferred and safe way of performing dialysis. However some times they do run into problems. An elderly gentleman who was both diabetic and hypertensive with kidney failure was dialysing through a fistula on his right arm. He started to complain of pain and swelling in the arm during dialysis and the swelling would not come down even after dialysis. He was referred to the vascular surgery

DISASTER AVERTED!!!

CT scan showing pseudoaneurysm with right kidney bleed A middle aged lady had travelled over two thousand kms seeking treatment for a sudden abdomen pain that had started two days back and was worsening. Scans done at her hometown had shown her to have internal bleeding in her abdomen and physicians had expressed inability to manage this there. She was in discomfort and tests revealed that she had ruptured one of the blood vessels in

7 Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins for Good

Varicose veins are enlarged, irregular veins that cause pain. These are also a matter of cosmetic concern. Other symptoms of varicose veins include reddish-purple color patches, hardened veins, skin ulcers, and phlebitis that causes hardness and discoloration.  Varicose veins occur when the blood flowing in the vessels leaks back into the leg, and this causes swelling, pain, and tenderness. The vein specialist designs the treatment based on physical examination, blood tests, the weight of the patient, and the complete diagnosis of