Embolization of the spleen aneurysm
This letter is from the son of a Russian patient who suffered from a spleen aneurism. It was suggested that surgery needed to be performed with an imminent danger of sacrificing vital internal organs.
Thanks to the advise of specialists at the Hadassah University Medical Center from Jerusalem, Israel, in January 2010, the patient underwent a procedure of an embolization of the spleen aneurysm. The embolization erased the threat of a rupture of the splenic artery.
In Dec. 2009, my mother who lives in Volgodonsk Russia was diagnosed with an aneurysm of the splenic artery. The doctor proposed an urgent abdominal operation to remove her spleen and perhaps a part of her pancreas.
Relatives who were treated at the Hadassah University Medical Center suggested that we contact Lubov Shenkman, a case manager at iMER, the structural subdivision of Hadassah.
Luba responded immediately and professionally. On her advise we sent her my mother’s medical records, the analysis’ were transferred in electronic form directly to the hospital system. She immediately consulted with the Hadassah specialists.
Hadassah expert Professor Allan Bloom proposed an immediate embolization of the spleen aneurysm that would repair the problem with minimal danger to the internal organs.
My mother underwent the procedure in January 2010 and has since been enjoying fine health for more than a year and a half. The specialized medical staff at the clinic saved my mother’s life by treating the aneurysm and avoiding the threat of a splenic artery rupture as well as retaining her spleen and pancreas which to date are fully functioning.
During the entire process, my mother received personal support and attention from the iMER staff.
Once again we would like to express our gratitude to both the iMER team and the medical staff at the Hadassah clinic.
Aleksander, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia
28th of October, 2011