SAS Nagar: Dr Harinder K Bali, a cardiologist from Fortis Hospital, SAS Nagar, successfully conducted an intracranial (inside the skull) vertebral artery stenting, saving the life of a 72-year-old patient. Talking to the media on Wednesday, Dr Bali said the 72-year-old patient Jamit Singh from Himachal Pradesh, was successfully treated for the narrowing of an artery inside the cranium, the bony dome that houses and protects the brain.
He said this was the first ever procedure conducted in the region, wherein a patient with the narrowing of intracranial part of the vertebral artery had been treated with stenting. “In this part of the region, there have been no reports of such a complex surgery being performed with angioplasty. Performing this surgery was a challenging task.”
“An open surgery was not possible because of the location of the narrowing in intracranial part, right under the surface of the brain. We have treated intracranial carotid artery stenosis earlier, but this was the first case of intracranial vertebral artery stenting,” he said.
Dr Bali added that two months ago, Jamit Singh started suffering from episodes of severe giddiness. Symptoms were so severe that he was unable to sit without becoming dizzy. He was admitted to the emergency department of Fortis Hospital last month.