Hyderabad: A rare surgery was performed on a 25-year-old woman to remove a tumor in the pelvis by the doctors of Amor Hospitals, Hyderabad.
The patient reached out to the doctors as she was facing acute body pains. After running a few tests, she was diagnosed with a chondroblastoma tumor in the pelvis. The doctors said these tumors rarely develop in the pelvis.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Kishore B. Reddy, HOD orthopaedics and orthopaedics Oncology; Dr. Shaik Mohd Muzahid, consultant neurosurgeon; and Dr. Abhilash and Dr. Santoshini, consultant orthopaedic surgeons.
Speaking to the media after the surgery, Dr. Kishore B. Reddy said, "These tumors develop gradually. At times, chondroblastoma can be aggressive and might also impact the lungs. It did not happen in her case because she came to us immediately upon coming to know of the tumor. As the tumor was a sacrum (chondroblastoma), using computer navigation, we removed it and reconstructed a composite mesh, which helps provide tissue and ensures protection."
The doctor further said the surgery was possible without many complications due to technical expertise. "The complication was that the bladder and bowel are around the area. Hence, patients with pelvic tumors will take time to recover after removal," he said, adding, "To date, one is not aware of what causes chondroblastoma."
Speaking about the need for early detection, Dr. Kishore said, "The patient recovered fast because she did not delay. She was able to walk without any complications within three days post-surgery."
Advising others with a similar condition, he said, "People who come to know they have developed tumors should not delay the treatment. They should not take it for granted and immediately consult their doctor and get the scans done. Taking painkillers and staying at home is not good."