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Paras Hospitals, Gurugram performs complex 11cm tumour surgery on 45-year-old woman

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2020 14:35 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Jan 20 (ANI/PRNewswire): Paras Hospitals, Gurugram, known for performing multitude of advanced oncology procedures, has become one of the rare hospitals in Delhi and NCR to successfully perform a complex tumour surgery on a 45-year-old patient, Sandhya, from Gurugram who had pain in right side of abdomen due to the presence of an 11 cm tumour arising from inferior venacava (a large vessel taking blood from the lower half of body), involving aorta (the main vessel supplying blood to the whole body) and right kidney.
Leiomyosarcoma is the primary malignant tumour and affects the inferior venacava (IVC), and it originates from the parietal muscle cells of the vessel. Approximately 74 per cent of leiomyosarcomas of the IVC affect women between 40 and 60 years of age (15).
Surgical management of such cancers require advance facilities and in Paras Hospital a team of oncologist, urologist, oncosurgeon and vascular surgeons have come to the patient's rescue.
"This is one of the very rare tumours. As the location was in the very difficult area and surgery was very complex, she was refused surgery in many hospitals she visited. Then she approached the department of Urology Paras Hospital. We did advanced testing with PET scan and CT guided biopsy," said Dr Anurag Khaitan, Chief Of Urology, who has led the team.
"It showed a high-grade sarcoma. As these types of tumours are very resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, her only chance of survival was surgery. We did the surgery, which went for six hours and we could remove the tumour completely. The patient tolerated surgery very well and is now recovering," Khaitan added.
As the tumour was spread in the complex area of stomach, the hospital formed a team of five doctors including Dr Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, Urology, Dr Kaushal Yadav, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Dr Himansu Sharma, Senior Consultant, Vascular Surgery and Dr D K Sharma, who was the anaesthetist, along with Dr Khaitan.
"Since the tumour was attached with inferior venacava and aorta, we thought initially that we might have to remove these blood veins as well while performing the surgery. If we remove them, then we have to put some veins there. With the help of all the surgeons, we successfully took out the 11 cm tumour," said Dr Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, Urology, Paras Hospital.
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