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Tuesday 23 October, 2018, 6:27 pm

NIMS doctors remove the 7.5 kg tumour from Warangal woman

Hyderabad: The doctors at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) have performed a rare surgery on a woman and removed a 7.5-kg tumour from her body successfully on Monday. Vasantha, 25, a resident of Warangal district, has been facing low weight issues for the last six years and could not conceive due to the same reason.  First, she approached the doctors at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Warangal, where they found a tumour near her liver.

Though she underwent a surgery in 2011, it was unsuccessful; leaving Vasantha approaching the MGM doctors for the second time. However, her persisted efforts went in vain. Vasantha came to NIMS a few days ago, where the CT scan revealed a big tumour close to her liver, said Dr N Bheerappa, Professor and Head of Department of Surgical Gastroenterology.

“We call the condition Biliary Cystadenomas. Sometimes these benign tumours can become malignant. It was very difficult to remove the tumour as it had occupied entire abdomen leaving little space for dissection,” he said.

Stating that the operation was carried out using modern equipment called Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA) that was brought to the hospital some six months ago, the doctor revealed that CUSA helps in separating the tumour from the liver without bleeding.

He further informed that the patient’s condition was stable and they have sent the sample for biopsy test. “Even the report confirms the tumour is malignant, she will not require chemotherapy or radiotherapy,” said the doctor.

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