A rare surgery done for a young girl from North Maharashtra

24 years old lady from North Maharashtra met us in our Dhule OPD for low haemoglobin, low WBC and platelet counts requiring blood transfusion with large spleen about 20 x 20 cm, she had a rare disease of portal vein thrombosis with portal hypertension. She was advised surgery and got admitted under Dr. Sachin Wani at CurraeĀ Hospital, Thane. She underwent complex surgery called splenectomy with Lienorenal shunt which took 4 hours to perform. She had a smooth post operative recovery and was discharged home in 5 days. After one month she is back to work and haemoglobin has naturally increased to normal levels requiring no further blood transfusion. She is happy and healthy leading a normal life