- The man travelled to India after having undergone 21 abdomen surgeries in Iraq and Jordon
Gurgaon, 30th January 2019: A 55 year old Iraqi man who suffered devastating injuries in a bomb blast 7 years back has undergone a major surgery at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon where doctors successfully removed a blast fragment from his abdomen while reconstructing a significant part of his abdomen.
This was the 22nd surgery undergone by the patient — Abbas Hasan Ahmed Alsaadani — in seven years. While the primary repair was conducted in his home country Iraq, he later went to Jordan for treatment where he underwent 21 surgical procedures.
The bomb blast had caused major injury to the right side of his body, damaging a big area of his abdomen and hip muscles. The primary repair was done in his home country Iraq; he later went to Jordan for treatment where he underwent 21 surgeries.
At Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, he was treated by Dr. Rakesh Dhurkhare, Senior Consultant, General & Laparoscopy Surgery Department and Dr. Alok Gupta, Senior Consultant, General & Laparoscopy Surgery Department.
“This is a particularly heart wrenching case that highlights the tragedy of war and its devastating impact on the lives of people. The patient came to India after undergoing 21 surgeries, despite which a foreign body was still lodged in his abdomen. Such is his condition that he doesn’t have any muscles on right side of his abdomen and back with the Jordanian doctor’s reconstructing this area by using a total of 9 meshes,” explained Dr. Rakesh Dhurkhare, at a press conference today.
Despite all the treatment, one of the fragment from blast was still lying in his large intestine. Besides repeated bowel surgeries had led to the development of an enterocutaneous fistula — an abnormal connection that develops between the intestinal tract or stomach and the skin — causing the contents of the intestines to leak through to the skin.
“It took a mammoth 6.5 hours to finish the operation involving a surgical incision into the abdominal cavity, followed by removal of the diseased part of intestine along with the bomb fragment. Another challenge was to reconstruct his abdomen after removing the infected mass of previous meshes. We are happy to have successfully performed this procedure which will make a positive difference in the life of the patient who has suffered immensely in the past 7 years,” said Dr. Alok Gupta.
The patient who is responding well to treatment and hopes to move on in life after getting over his health woes.
“I have faced numerous struggles over the past seven years which cannot even be put in words. My life as I knew it was finished after that ill-fated bomb blast. However, I am thankful to doctors at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon for giving me a new lease of life and hope of restarting a new life with this surgery,” said the patient.
Paras Hospitals Gurgaon is among the leading providers of treatment and care in the field of neurosciences, cardiology, orthopedics, nephrology, gastroenterology, and critical care in India.