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Pune surgeons successfully remove world’s ‘heaviest’ EGIST tumour from woman

Doctors from Sassoon General Hospital said that it was a complex procedure as the t Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (EGIST) was 28 by 28 by 20 cm in size and weighed 5.075 kg.

pune Updated: Feb 01, 2018 17:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The doctors mentioned that the tumour was completely removed with minimal blood loss.(HT REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Surgeons of Sassoon General Hospital, on Wednesday, surgically removed a 5-kg benign tumour, a rare clinical case, from a woman. Due to its large size, the tumour was pressing against many vital organs of the patient including the small intestine, kidney, duodenum and some large vessels. Doctors from Sassoon General Hospital said that it was a complex procedure as the tumour was 28 by 28 by 20 cm in size and it was important to ensure that none of the vital organs get damaged. The doctors mentioned that the tumour was completely removed with minimal blood loss. The weight of the tumour was 5.075 kg.

Maltidevi Aakalu Ran (47) was admitted at the Sassoon hospital in December last week due to abdominal pain. The patient hails from Bihar and was suffering from the ailment since the past 15 months.

Dr Ajay Chandanwale, dean of Sassoon General hospital said, “A CT Scan was done after which we came to know about the size of the tumour. The surgery was complex as we had to ensure that none of the vital organ get damaged. The patient is doing well now. It is the heaviest Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (EGIST) reported in global literature.”

Doctors said that in medical terminology, the tumour was called an ‘Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour’ (EGIST) and only 58 cases of this tumour have been reported globally so far. The doctors informed that there has never been a case of the EGIST tumour which was as heavy as this one so far.

Lata Bhoir, associate professor at Sassoon General Hospital, who was part of the operating team, said, “Without an operation, the patient would have suffered from pain and would have gained weight. Also, her vital organs would have been at risk. We have completely removed the tumour with minimal blood loss and without sacrificing any of her vital organs.”

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 20:38 IST