Medical marvel – Lok Nayak hospital docs remove the largest tumor of its kind in the world ; !
Doctors at the city hospital Lok Nayak based have removed a tumor of the salivary gland 420 grams, and said it was the largest of its kind so far removed. “So far, the largest tumor reported in the medical literature only weighed 87.3 grams. The tumor have removed seven times larger in volume cuboid and weighs 420 grams,” said Dr. Vikas Malhotra, an associate professor of otolaryngology and head neck surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College.
ENT Lok Nayak Hospital, who operated on the 28-year-old patient last month and the tumor is removed, now plan to get it published in medical journals.
The patient, a native of Moradabad, had reached the hospital in the last week of May. He was not able to accept any solid food for the past three to four months and one week before the operation had even faced difficulty taking liquids.
“Furthermore, the patient had difficulty lying or sleeping because the tumor was obstructing her breathing,” Malhotra said. Thus, in the first stage, doctors performed surgery on neck to put on a breathing tube into the trachea, or windpipe to help him breathe.
it took some time to stabilize and June 10 was operated.
“usually, the removal of these tumors requires the separation of the lower jaw and after extraction, repair jaw using titanium plates. in such operations, healing takes a long time and there dental long-term problems.
“therefore, in this case, we made a cut in the neck to resect the tumor. If it had not been operated time, would have died with him unable to breathe, “said Malhotra.
It was a long three-hour surgery, doctors said, adding that the patient is experiencing normal breathing and normal oral intake.
The largest tumor reported so far in the medical literature only weighed 87.3 grams which was operated at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Australia and published in a leading medical journal November last year.
What is the tumor?
The tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. It is the result of the uncontrolled proliferation of cells and may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors can be quite harmless unless they get big enough to put pressure on the surrounding structures. Malignant tumors spread quickly from their place of origin to other body structures.
may also want to read:
for more articles on the cancer, visit our cancer section . Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates! For free daily health tips, subscribe to our bulletin . And to participate in discussions on health topics of your choice, visit our forum .
This article was originally published on thehealthsite, Read the original article here