10 kg tumour removed from a woman at Fortis Malar Hospital
In a highly unusual medical case, a team of doctors at Fortis Malar Hospital recently saved the life of a 62 year old woman suffering from a 10 kg ovarian cyst or mucinous cystadenoma.
The patient approached the hospital after experiencing post menopausal bleeding for 1 day. She also had severe abdominal distension for four months, eventually leading to an umbilical hernia and the CT scan revealed the presence of a cyst measuring 21cm x 23cm x 26cm.
Gradual lower abdominal discomfort is the only symptom experienced by the patient. The patient also had a known history of diabetes and Hypertension. After stabilising the hypertension anddiabetes, total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (removal of uterus and both ovaries with the huge tumor) was conducted on the patient by Dr Nithya Ramamurthy, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist, Fortis Malar. The team also included Dr Deepak Subramaniam, General Surgeon, Fortis Malar who operated the Umbilical Hernia while the preoperative Bilateral Ureteric Stenting was performed by Consultant Urologist Dr M R Pari to ensure the safety of the ureter .
Commenting on the case, Dr Nithya Ramamurthy said, “While tumours in the ovary are relatively common, they very rarely reach these dimensions, especially at such a fast rate. The tumour proved to be benign and post surgery the patient has recovered well and is back in her hometown Trichy.”