Bangalore, July 17: Neurosurgeons at Manipal Hospital have come across a breakthrough in the otherwise complicated aneurysm surgery. The conventional method involved getting to the blood stream through an insertion in the large femoral artery in the upper leg, but this time, the doctors have corrected a balloon formation in an artery wall of the brain by creating a puncture in the patient's hand.
The path-breaking technique was designed to solve a problem that had occurred at the operation table when surgeons discovered that there were major complications in the arteries surrounding the heart, which could complicate the surgery.
"Coiling, where a flexible wire is inserted from the upper leg could not be done in this case; so we tried this method and it clicked," said one of the doctors.
The 50 year old patient, reportedly, had undergone surgery clipping to block aneurysm in the middle of the brain, but the clip had come off, leaving no option but to make an insertion through the hand.
The operation is successful and the patient is recovering fast.