On Christmas Eve the pediatricians from First Pediatric Clinic, headed by Prof. Dr. Violeta Yotova and the doctors from the Clinic of Vascular Surgery, headed by Prof. Dr. Veselin Petrov at St. Marina University Hospital in Varna congratulated themselves on yet another achievement, saving from amputation the arm of an 8-month-old boy. The baby was hospitalized at the Children's Intensive Care Unit with thrombosis of the brachial artery of the right arm - a rare condition in childhood, which poses a real danger of amputation of the limb.
After the timely and accurate intervention, performed by the teams of the Children's Intensive Care Unit, headed by Dr. Eleonora Zheleva and the Clinic of Vascular Surgery, a multidisciplinary team was set up at St. Marina University Hospital, including intensivists, pediatricians, vascular surgeons and diagnostic imaging specialists, who carried out all the necessary medical tests and took immediate medical actions. Two surgical procedures were performed, through which the passability of arteries and the recanalization of vessels were provided, as well as the subsequent continuous monitoring of the risks for infections. Despite the small size of the blood vessels, which makes such operations extremely difficult, the medics managed to save the little patient's arm from amputation and once again proved their high professionalism.