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Delhi doctors remove 10 kg tumor from 59 year old female
New Delhi: A challenging surgery for the removal of a 10 kg tumor from the kidney of 59 year old HIV positive patient took eight and a half hours to finish. The doctors at the hospital claim that the tumor measuring 40 cm by 30 cm in size, is the "largest kidney tumor removed in India till date" as per the literature.She has received a new lease of life after undergoing a surgery for removal of...
New Delhi: A challenging surgery for the removal of a 10 kg tumor from the kidney of 59 year old HIV positive patient took eight and a half hours to finish. The doctors at the hospital claim that the tumor measuring 40 cm by 30 cm in size, is the "largest kidney tumor removed in India till date" as per the literature.
She has received a new lease of life after undergoing a surgery for removal of a huge tumor following which ,she was discharged in five days.
The tumor, "larger than the size of a normal laptop, was so huge that it took up almost entire space in the patient's abdomen", making it a challenging case for the doctors, as also her HIV-positive condition, doctors said.
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The surgery took place in December at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, a hospital spokesperson said . A team of doctors led by Dr. Archit Pandit associate director, surgical oncology and Dr Vineet Goel, associate consultant, surgical oncology, at the hospital, removed the tumor through an "open abdominal surgery," hospital authorities said.
"The 59-year-old stage-three retroperitoneal sarcoma patient presented at the hospital recently. Upon evaluation, we found that the patient had a large mass in her abdomen taking up the entire space in the abdomen. The tumor of 40 cm by 30 cm in peritoneal cavity was encasing her right kidney completely which was adhered to bowel loops," Pandit said.
"Owing to large size of the tumor the patient was having difficulty in her day to day life. It led to loss of appetite and her bowel movements were also severely affected. After a thorough evaluation, we suggested immediate surgery," the doctor added.
The hospital authorities have also claimed that this is also, "one of the world's largest ever recorded case of kidney tumor" removed from a patient.
According to available medical literature and published papers, prior to this case, the largest kidney tumor removed in India was at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi in 2017, and it measured by 21 cm by 32 cm and weighed 7.4 kg, they claimed.
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