Inquest: Woman, 91, died from surgery complications

Bucks Free Press: Inquest: Woman, 91, died from surgery complications Inquest: Woman, 91, died from surgery complications

AN elderly woman from Amersham died in hospital as a result of complications from surgery to her leg, an inquest was told.

Dorothy Briley died from acute limb ischemia as a result of a self-limiting, post procedural bleed from percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography angioplasty to the artery of the lower limb.

The 91-year-old was made aware of the risks before she underwent the elective surgery to improve the blood flow to her legs at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wednesday’s inquest was told.

A procedure on her left leg in November appeared to have been successful but complications arose during the treatment on her right leg on December 18.

Doctors discovered bleeding into the abdomen from an arterial puncture site in the groin and a blood clot in the artery around the knee.

The housewife from Highland Road declined amputation and asked “to be made comfortable” as there were no options available to the doctors of a patient of Mrs Briley’s age and health.

She died on December 23, Beaconsfield Coroner’s Court was told.

Dr Maciej Juszczyk said the complications “could happen to anyone”

The Buckinghamshire Coroner Richard Hulett reached a conclusion of misadventure.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:59am Mon 3 Mar 14

poggle1 says...

You seem to be confusing 2 procedures, a percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography is used to identify obstructions either in the liver or bile ducts that slow or stop the flow of bile from the liver to the digestive system.
An angioplasty is a procedure used to open arteries to allow blood to flow.
You seem to be confusing 2 procedures, a percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography is used to identify obstructions either in the liver or bile ducts that slow or stop the flow of bile from the liver to the digestive system. An angioplasty is a procedure used to open arteries to allow blood to flow. poggle1
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree