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Giant 11 Kg Tumor Successfully Removed from Woman’s Abdomen at Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur

A team headed by Dr Tanveer Abdul Majeed [Surgical Oncologist], Dr Santosh Palkar [Urologist] and Dr Shilpa Deshmukh [Anaesthetist]performed a successful 9-hour complicated surgery to extract 11 kg mass tumor from a 55-year-old woman’s abdomen during these unprecedented times at Zen Multispecialty Hospital Chembur. Doctors advise seeking timely intervention to avoid further complications amid lockdown.
For Sujata Sinha (name changed), a housewife hailing from Chembur had generalised abdominal distension was no big deal a few months ago. Things turned awry when she noticed that her abdomen was growing day by day causing her a sensation of being bloated and difficulty in breathing. In June, Sinha, consulted a local doctor who did an ultrasound and CT scan that confirmed the presence of a mass (tumor) in her abdomen. Due to COVID – 19 lockdown and fear of contracting Corona virus she deferred any further medical advice. She did not receive any medications. Over the period of waiting her abdominal distension progressed and made her more breathless. Since it was a very large tumour it made her look obese. However, the patient was referred to Zen Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai.
Dr Tanveer Abdul Majeed, a Surgical Oncologist, Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur highlighted, “On evaluation at admission on 08th September 2020 she weighed about 80 kilos, was diabetic and hypertensive.A Contrast CT scan Abdomen with Vascular reconstruction performed revealed the presence of large tumour in the abdomen completely filling the Right half of the abdomen and extending to the left side displacing the right kidney, duodenum, small intestine and colon to the left side completely so also displacing the Inferior Vena Cava (Major blood vessel) to the left with 270 degree contact with IVC, Aorta and Right external iliac vessel, It was also splaying the portal vein. It had also displaced the right lobe of Liver to the left and anteriorly. Normally tumours arising on the posterior part of the kidney tends to push anteriorlybut it was a large tumor pushing the right kidney on the left side and the whole cavity was occupied by the tumor.”
A clinical diagnosis of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma was made based on imaging which showed its characteristic nature,Liposarcoma are rare cancer of connective tissues that resemble fat cells under a microscope. It can occur in almost any part of the body, but more than half of liposarcoma cases involve the thigh, and up to a third involve the abdominal cavity. The patient was scheduled to undergo Exploratory Laparotomy with Intra perinephric Resection of Right Retroperitoneal Sarcoma sos Right Nephrectomy and Vascular replacement of Inferior Vena Cava.
Dr Majeed said, “After opening the abdomen a very large tumour displacing all previous mentioned structures to the left completely. A 11 kg tumor of size 55 cm x40 x 35 was successfully removed. The surgery lasted for gruelling 9 hours and there was 1000 ml blood loss. The patient is in the hospital and doing very well. She is started on oral liquid and tolerating it well so also, she is able to breathe freely. She will be advised follow up after 3 months discharge
“Our world turned upside down when I felt bloated, the stomach appeared bigger and I weighed 80 kgs. We delayed treatment due to the pandemic. But I am fortunate to get operated at Zen Hospital and thank doctors for saving my life. After tumor extraction, I feel lighter now and can eat and breathe properly, and have resumed to normal life,” concluded Patient Sujata Sinha (name changed).

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