Hyderabad: Doctors at city hospital successfully remove 'giant mass' from 44YO woman

A city hospital here announced that its doctors have successfully removed a 'giant mass' from a 44-year-old female patient.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Sep 2021 9:23 AM GMT
Hyderabad: Doctors at city hospital successfully remove giant mass from 44YO woman

Hyderabad: A city hospital here announced that its doctors have successfully removed a 'giant mass' from a 44-year-old female patient. The "giant broad ligament fibroid mass" was 25 cm in size and weighed equivalent to an eight-month fetus.

Rudraraju Vijayalakshmi of Bheemavaram in Andhra Pradesh was admitted to SLG Hospitals on 19 September. Tests indicated that the mass was located very close to the ureters (the urine pipes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder) and to major blood vessels that supply blood to the reproductive organs. Ensuring these vital organs do not get affected was the most critical and complex part of the proposed treatment, the hospital said on Sunday.

Dr. Suvarna Rai, consultant gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon at SLG Hospitals who led the team, said removing the giant mass was crucial to ensure it did not further complicate the urine flow and blood supply in the body. "We removed the uterus and the ovaries which had already been impacted along with the mass. There was a high risk of developing complications like sudden decompression or injury to the organs around the mass. To make any possible blood loss tolerable, two units of blood was transfused during the procedure along with blood-improving injections which were administered pre-surgery," Dr. Rai added.

Dr. Sivaraj Manoharan, renal transplant surgeon, said the management of a giant leiomyoma in broad ligament pose diagnostic as well as surgical challenges. "This mass will mimic ovarian cancer and during surgery, utmost care and technique is required to avoid any injury to the ureters, urinary bladder, and major blood vessels," he said.

Post-surgery, the patient was kept under observation for five days and then discharged.

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