Delhi: Doctors at Apollo Hospital remove 50 Kg ovarian tumour in 3.5 hour

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Published: August 22,2020 04:05 PM
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August 22, 2020: Doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital conducted a 3.5-hour operation on a 52-year-old woman and successfully removed a large ovarian tumour weighing 50 kg.

August 22, 2020: Doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital conducted a 3.5-hour operation on a 52-year-old woman and successfully removed a large ovarian tumour weighing 50 kg.



According to the reports, the doctors adopted a multi-disciplinary approach to treat the patient, who is a resident of the national capital.





The woman had been gaining weight for the last few months and weighed a total of 106 kgs and she had recently started experiencing difficulty in breathing, acute pain in her lower abdomen, and consequently difficulty in walking and sleeping, the hospital said in a statement.



It said that upon investigation at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, it was revealed that the woman had a giant, progressively expanding tumour in her ovary and this was putting pressure on her intestine causing acute stomachache and inability to digest food, and her hemoglobin had dropped to 6 causing severe anemia.



A team of surgeons led by Dr Arun Prasad, Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology and Bariatric Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, conducted a three-and-a-half-hour long surgery for extraction of the 50 kg tumour on August 18.



Elaborating on the case, Dr Arun Prasad, said, "In over 30 years of my experience as a surgeon I have never come across a case where the tumor weighed almost half the person's body weight. There was a case reported in 2017 as the largest from Coimbatore where a lady was operated for a 34 kg tumour in her ovary."



"Extraction of a 50 kg tumour was a challenge for the team. More so because the patient had exceptionally low hemoglobin and had to undergo six units of blood transfusion (in total) before, during and after the procedure," Dr Arun Prasad said.





Dr Geeta Chadha, Senior Consultant, Gynecology and Obstetrics at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, said that there is no proven reason for an emergence of a tumour in the ovary, but it can happen during the formation of the cells in a human body.



She said that the surgery had to be done with utmost precision, keeping in mind seamless extraction of the tumour and simultaneously ensuring no harm was caused to the ovary or the gut and added that the patient showed tremendous recovery post-procedure and was set to be discharged today.