In a remarkable medical achievement, doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi have successfully performed a complex surgery to remove an enormous tumor from a 77-year-old patient, granting him a new lease on life. The tumor, weighing approximately 14 kilograms, equivalent to nearly five newborn babies, and stretching over two and a half feet in length, had been posing severe health risks to the patient.
The patient, a former employee of the UAE Airforce Ground technical team in Dubai, had been experiencing discomfort and abdominal distension for the past 1-2 years. Upon evaluation, it was discovered that a colossal tumor occupied nearly 85 percent of his abdominal space, pressing on vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, urinary bladder, and spleen.
Lead surgeon, Dr. Saumitra Rawat, Chairman and Head of the Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology, GI and HPB Onco-Surgery, and Liver Transplantation at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, led a multidisciplinary team of experts including GI and HPB Onco-Surgeons, urologists, cardiologists, anaesthesiologists, and ICU specialists for the intricate surgery.
Describing the complexity of the procedure, Dr. Rawat explained that the tumor, resembling liposarcoma, presented unique challenges due to its size and location. Traditional open surgical methods were employed as the tumor had encroached upon all available space in the abdomen, leaving no room for minimally invasive procedures.
Despite the high-risk nature of the surgery, which included separating the tumor from vital structures such as the liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, right kidney, urinary bladder, and dealing with its extension into the right inguinal region, the surgical team executed the procedure flawlessly, ensuring minimal blood loss and preserving organ integrity.
"The successful outcome of this surgery highlights the importance of combining traditional surgical techniques with evolving minimal access procedures," remarked Dr. Rawat. "The patient is recovering well post-surgery, marking a significant milestone in his journey towards restored health and well-being."
Dr. Ajay Swaroop, Chairman Board of Management, added, "This groundbreaking achievement underscores the commitment of medical professionals at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital towards delivering exceptional patient care and pushing the boundaries of medical expertise."