Docs remove 8-kg tumour from woman’s stomach
When Chinchpokli resident Jyoti Sawant, 42, was admitted to KEM Hospital last week, many people mistook her to be pregnant.mumbai Updated: Jan 21, 2012 01:40 IST
When Chinchpokli resident Jyoti Sawant, 42, was admitted to KEM Hospital last week, many people mistook her to be pregnant.
However, her bulging stomach was because of a tumour growing inside her abdominal cavity. “I was looking like a nine month pregnant woman. In the last six months it grew so huge that I had to open up the stitches of my regular clothes to fit in,” said Sawant.
On Thursday a team of doctors from the department of gastrointerology, operated on Sawant and removed the tumour, which was approximately the size of a football. The cancerous lump weighed 8.5 kg and was 25x25 cm in size.
“The CT scan revealed that a huge lump was growing behind the abdominal cavity. It had pushed and compressed the small intestine, the ureter (muscular tube that propels urine from the kidneys to the bladder) and important blood vessels in the abdomen,” said Dr Chetan Kantharia, professor, department of gastrointerology, KEM Hospital.
“If not treated in time, the tumour would have ruptured the blood vessels and small intestine of the patient,” said senior resident Dr Sharvari Pujari.