Huge Tumour Removed From 18-Year-Old's Thigh After Over 9-Hour Surgery
An 18-year-old man received a new lease of life after undergoing an over nine-hour-long surgery for removal of a huge tumour in his thigh at a city hospital, doctors said Wednesday.
According to the reported literature, this was the largest tumour ever removed from inside a thigh
- There was a huge tumour in the patient's left thigh
- The patient approached many hospitals and was advised amputation of leg
- Patient recovered well after the surgery and started walking
The patient approached many hospitals which had advised amputation of the leg, but he was not ready for it, they said. The challenge was not only to successfully remove this huge tumour but also to save the limb. To overcome this, a medical board was formed consisting of departments of orthopaedics, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and anaesthesiology, the hospital said. The surgery took nine-and-a-half hours and only one unit of blood was transfused. Patient recovered well after the surgery and started walking with the help of walking aid from third post-operative day, it said in a statement.
"According to the reported literature, this was the largest tumour ever removed from inside a thigh, without compromising the limb. The largest tumour earlier reported was 32 cm x 13.5 cm x 5.5 cm by the University of Miami in 2014," Dr Brajesh Nandan, orthopaedic onco surgeon, who led the surgery, said. According to Dr Jayashree Sood, chairperson of department of anaesthesiology, pain and perioperative medicine, at the hospital, "This was a challenging case for anaesthesia because it was a long surgery performed in the prone position (lying on abdomen), which has its own problems. Blood loss was anticipated, but managed with meticulous surgical and anaesthetic technique."
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