FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Dec 25: NEIGRIHMS, Shillong conducted Live Interventiol Neuroradiology Workshop & CME on December 20 which is first of its kind in the entire Northeastern region in this subject. Prof RV Phadke of SGPGIMS, Lucknow, carried the operation on a 82 year old patient from Shillong. Another patient, a young boy form Shillong suffering repeated seizures due to a large Dural Arterio-Venous Fistula (DAVF) for more than five years was also successfully treated by embolization. It may be mentioned that DAVF is an extremely rare and dangerous condition, earlier thought incurable with devastating consequences including intracranial bleed resulting in death or severe debility. The painstaking seven hour long procedure and was accomplished by a team of Doctors led by Prof RV Phadke and Dr Akash Handique along with Dr Pranjal Phukan.