Golf Ball-Sized Tumour Removed From Man’s Nasal Cavity At Bhubaneswar’s SUMUM
Bhubaneswar: An extremely rare vascular tumour, which was the size of a golf ball, was removed from a middle-aged man’s sinonasal cavity adjoining the brain, using minimal invasive method at the SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM).
Dr Radhamadhab Sahu, Head of the hospital’s ENT and Skull Base Surgery, performed the trans-nasal endoscopic skull base surgery on 45-year-old Panchanan Panigrahi. The patient had developed the tumor in nasal cavity involving the anterior cranial base through cribriform plate area, where the nerve for olfaction (smell) enters the brain.
Panigrahi visited the hospital after experiencing multiple episodes of nasal bleeding along with headache and loss of smell. After investigation, the patient was told that surgery was necessary to address his condition.
“Glomangiopericytoma (GPC) is a rare neoplasm with 0.5 per cent incidence among all neoplasms of the sinonasal cavity. This highly vascular tumor originates from the pericytes of small blood vessels and has a high incidence of recurrence if not excised completely,” Dr Sahu explained.
The procedure enabled the surgeon to remove the golf ball-sized rare vascular tumuor endoscopically, without embolization.
“Recent advancements in minimal invasive endoscopic treatment have transformed the scenario towards scarless surgery and ensure complete resection,” Dr Sahu said.
Dr Sahu is one of the few trained skull base surgeons in the country and a pioneer in this field. He heads the Centre of Excellence for Cranial Base Surgery at SUM Ultimate Medicare and has conducted several similar and challenging procedures through the trans-nasal route in the recent past.