SUM Surgeons remove huge tumour from woman’s abdomen for third time

Published: Jan 1, 2021, 7:00 pm IST

Bhubaneswar: Surgeons at the Institute of Medical Sciences and
SUM Hospital, the faculty of medicine of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), performed a critical surgery on a 34-year-old woman to remove an abdominal tumour weighing more than 10 kg on Thursday.

The woman, Madhusmita Dani from Manmunda in Boudh district, who had undergone a 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, the treating surgeons said.

Dani was admitted into the hospital under Prof. Prakash Kumar Sahu of the surgery department on December 21 and a CT scan suggested that she was having a large tumour which had been compressing the kidneys, ureter and vena cava, a major vein which carries deoxygenated blood into 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. Sahu, who had conducted the two previous surgeries on the patient, said.

The patient had undergone the first surgery at SUM Hospital in 2012 when a huge 15 kg tumour had been removed. She, however, developed the tumour again and was admitted into another hospital for surgery. But the operation could not be successful because of complications.

She was admitted into the SUM Hospital again in 2016 when a 7.5 kg
tumour was removed along with her uterus and ovaries. Prof. Sahu’s team, which conducted the five hour surgery to remove the 10.5 kg tumour, included professor of Urology, Prof. Suren Das and professor of onco-surgery, Prof. Amitav Jena, Dr. Suman Sourav Rout, Dr. Akhyay Behera and anesthesists Dr. Rohan Nayak and Dr. Surabhi Samanta.

The patient was doing fine after the surgery and had been kept under observation in the ICU, Prof. Sahu said.

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