Bhubaneswar: Surgeons at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, here have removed an abdominal tumour weighing more than 10 kg through a critical surgery on a 34-year-old woman.
The woman, Madhusmita Dani from Manmunda in Boudh district, who had undergone surgeries in SUM Hospital in 2012 and 2016 for removal of similar tumour, was suffering from Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma, a type of cancer which could not be treated by chemotherapy or radiotherapy and surgery was the only option, according to a release of the institute.
Dani was admitted to the hospital on December 21 and a CT scan revealed that she was having a large tumour which had been compressing the kidneys, ureter and vena cava, a major vein which carries deoxygenated blood to the heart, to the sides and pushing the intestines as well. After the investigations, it was decided to conduct the surgery on the last day of the year, Prof Prakash Kumar Sahu of the surgery department, who had conducted the two previous surgeries on the patient, said.
Prof. Sahu’s team conducted the five-hour surgery to remove the 10.5 kg tumour. The patient was doing fine after the surgery and had been kept under observation in the ICU, Prof Sahu said.
The team members, who are the faculty of medicine of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), included Prof Suren Das of Urology and Prof Amitav Jena of onco-surgery, Dr Suman Sourav Rout, Dr Akhyay Behera and anesthesists Dr Rohan Nayak and Dr Surabhi Samanta.
In the previous two surgeries performed on the woman, tumours weighing 15 kg and 7.5 kg had been removed.