He waged war on the modern with a Siemens dialysis machine in-tow, bankrolled by Aramco petrodollars.
Castro may well have been put on dialysis, as kidney failure is not uncommon in such surgical mishaps.
The result can be total kidney failure and the need for dialysis; for some people, the kidney failure is permanent.
1580s, from Latin, from Greek dialysis "dissolution, separation" (of the disbanding of troops, a divorce, etc.), from dialyein "dissolve, separate," from dia- "apart" + lyein "loosen" (see lose). Used originally in logic and grammar; chemistry sense is first recorded 1861, medicine 1914. Related: Dialytic.
dialysis di·al·y·sis (dī-āl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·al·y·ses (-sēz')
The separation of smaller molecules from larger molecules or of dissolved substances from colloidal particles in a solution by selective diffusion through a semipermeable membrane. Also called diffusion.