Saptarshi singha –
Shalini (name changed) underwent an unsuccessful kidney transplant (known follow-up case of chronic kidney disease, underwent previous renal transplant which failed after 5 yrs) in 2014 in a private hospital, post which she had to continue her dialysis on a regular basis. The frequent hemodialysis blocked her veins creating access problem for hemodialysis. This blockage also made her life miserable as she couldn’t lie down or lead a normal life. Unable to continue her dialysis elsewhere, she came to Dept. of Nephrology in Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Kolkata in April, 2019 and was seen by Dr Sandeep Bhattacharyya who in turn referred her to Dept. of Vascular & Non-Vascular Intervention for any possible
help. Dr Manash Saha, Senior Consultant, Interventional Radiologist.
Dr Saha said, “Patients of chronic kidney disease who are on hemodialysis, frequently presents with access problem and multiple access veins thrombosis are of very common occurrence. Some of these patients have a tendency to develop thrombosis and fibrotic occlusions of the various venous channels as well, maybe due to several factors associated with them.