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Desperately Seeking Treatment for 4 years, 26-Year-Old Iraqi Finally Gets a Cure a Paras Hospital

  • 26-year-old Salam Abdulridha Zghair from Iraq has been searching for the right treatment for 4 years for his abdominal pain, enlarged spleen, severe weakness and inability to consume food.
  • He go himself checked and even underwent numberous blood transfusions and endoscopies in Iraq and Egypt but was not cured.
  • Meanwhile his health condition deteriorated with intolerable abdominal pain, platelet count drastically low along with low levels of hemoglobin.
  • According to senior consultant of General and Laparoscopic Surgery at Paras Hospital, Dr. Rakesh Durkhure, to stop the gastric bleeding, Zghair had been injected glue for about 14 times.
  • His condition worsened over the years because of continued treatment based on wrong diagnosis.  
  • After a diagnosis at Paras Hospital, the 3kg enlarged spleen hiding under a complex entanglement of blood vessels was removed by the procedure of splenectomy. 
  • The size and weight of the tumor along with the partially damaged blood vessels by the glue injections made the surgery all the more challenging.
  • Thinner than even a transparent polythene, the two blood vessels of splenic vien and the left sided kidney vein was joined.
  • The surgery was successfully completed in 5 hours.     


Source: Paras Hospital, Media Update


Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 16-Sep-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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