Indian Politician Worsens After Being Shot By Brother: Undergoing Emergency Surgery
Pramod Mahajan’s condition has worsened acutely and he was taken to surgery to apparently relieve a condition called hydronephrosis, which is a buildup of fluid in the kidneys.
Irish Officials to Review Death of Women With Delay in Reaching Operating Room
Health authorities in Northern Ireland have agreed to a complete review of the records in the treatment and death of Janine Murtagh. The patient was reported to have a “rupture of her bowel” during an abdominal surgery that was not noticed at the time by the operating team. When she became ill afterwards, there was a four-hour delay in securing an operating room.
This is confusing – the bowel does not rupture during surgery. It either ruptures before surgery and is missed during the operation or the surgeons inadvertently caused a breach of bowel integrity – called an enterotomy. Also, a four-hour delay between time of diagnosis and start of operation at night is not horribly unusual.