LONDON: Personal physician of Nawaz Sharif, Dr Adnan Khan said that the former prime minister has enlarged multiple lymph nodes in the right armpit.
Talking to media in London, “Former PM Nawaz Sharif had haematology/haemoncology evaluation at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London. PET/CT FDG scan shows enlarged right axillary lymph nodes requiring further evaluation. Platelet count is subnormal and variable, while the patient is on medication to maintain the platelet count at a certain level,” Dr Adnan said adding that the thrombocytopenia treatment was continued and investigations were advised.
He said appointments had been made with vascular surgeons for further evaluation. He said Nawaz’s surgery or stenting could be conducted. “Another team of doctors is monitoring him for cardiac matters. Most likely, angiogram and angioplasty PCI will be planned,” he said.
The ex-prime minister, along Shahbaz Sharif, physician Adnan Khan and two servants, had arrived in London for medical assistance via an air ambulance on evening of Nov 19.
Lahore High Court had, in a verdict, waived the condition placed by the government to sign an indemnity bond before his going abroad and just made him submit an affidavit in this regard.
On Nov 19, Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry had expressed his pessimism about the three-time prime minister’s return from London after getting medical treatment.
Fawad Chaudhry had wondered if the other inmates also had the right to submit an affidavit for their medical treatment and get impunity from jail sentence.