Hyderabad: A complex procedure was performed to remove a part of a cancerous stomach and save the life of a woman recently at a city hospital here. As the tumour inside the abdomen had burst, the patient was in acute pain and at a high risk to her life, necessitating immediate surgery.
The complex procedure which went on for more than four hours was performed by a team of multi-specialty experts and nurses of Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital.
The 31-year-old patient is a resident of Hyderabad and is a nursing staff at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital. She did not have any major complaints in the past and the cancer in the abdomen was never detected earlier. The acute pain due to which she was admitted to the hospital was a sudden and unexpected development.
After basic tests, surgery was initiated for possible intestinal perforation. But the medical team was surprised on the operation table when they detected perforated cancer in the woman's abdomen that was causing her severe pain and putting her life at risk.
Dr. Bhupathi Rajendra Prasad, a senior consultant of surgical gastroenterology at the Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital, said, "Sudden perforation of cancerous tumour inside the abdomen is not a common occurrence and this even has a high mortality rate. In this case, when the patient was presented to us, we pre-empted it as a case of intestinal perforation which, too, is an emergency condition. However, on opening her abdomen we were shocked to notice it was a perforated cancer in the abdomen. We continued with the procedure, removed the affected portions of the stomach, and reconnected the victim's digestive system. The patient is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment to avoid possibilities of any recurrence of cancer."
Appreciating the efforts of the team, Dr. Satwinder Singh Sabharwal, COO of Aware Gleneagles, said that it is cases like these which time and again demonstrate the importance of a multi-specialty approach to treatments.