Crucial Operation Saves Saudi Woman from Stomach Blockage Three hours to deal with an enlarged liver and spleen.



In Jeddah (Western Saudi Arabia), a team of surgeons saved a woman’s life after suffering from an enlarged liver and spleen during a three-hour surgery.

Saudi Health stated that the interventional radiology specialties diagnosed the patient on September 24th as she arrived at the ER. The clinical examinations have shown an enlarged liver and spleen and high blood pressure in the portal vein, causing esophageal varices.

A complicated intervention occurred through a small hole in the thigh vein to insert a catheter in the esophageal varices.

The team wrapped up the surgery successfully by transferring the patient to the admission department for follow-ups until discharged.

Enlarged Spleenspleen