Notable Accolade for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Well done to the multi-disciplinary team led by Dr Sapna Puppala, who have undertaken a minimally invasive procedure to treat a life-threatening aortic injury on a seven-year-old boy. He is the youngest person in the world to have benefited from such treatment, and this is a notable accolade for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
An emergency multidisciplinary meeting was held involving vascular interventional radiology, paediatric cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and paediatric interventional cardiology, in addition to a visiting expert from London. It was decided to treat the boy by a minimally invasive endovascular technique using a covered stent.
The operation went well and the boy recently left the hospital to continue his recovery at home. Well done to everyone involved in this great outcome.