Interventional radiologist saves a life, showcases the profession

An interventional radiologist in Coimbatore, India, has saved the life—and preserved the kidneys—of a patient who arrived at the hospital riddled with benign kidney tumors and beset by a renal aneurysm, according to the Times of India.

“In hospitals where interventional radiology is not practiced, the patient would have required surgical removal of both kidneys, followed by kidney transplantation, which involves major surgeries in addition to the expense,” the outlet reports the hospital’s chief of surgery as saying.  

The paper adds that the radiologist reported that the patient and her family members “were immensely happy during discharge and wondered how the major procedure was done through a pinhole without a surgical scar.”

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