Max Hospital Dr Kamna removed small football-size tumor from woman’s uterus
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Mohali
Doctors at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali have successfully removed a small football-sized 3.70-kg fibroid tumor from the uterus of a 30-yr old woman via an open myomectomy recently.
Fibroid in uterus is the most common gynecological disorder in women these days. They can manifest in heavy menstrual bleeding, painful menstruation, irregular bleeding and painful intercourse. If left untreated, fibroids can get enlarged and lead to pressure on surrounding structures, causing a host of other problems.
Giving details, Dr Kamna Nagpal, associate director, obstetrics & gynecology at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali said that the patient reached Max in a critical stage. She was recommended urgent MRI test to get clarity on her situation.
“Reports showed many tumors with a huge tumor of ‘small football-size’ in her uterus weighing 3.70-kg was confirmed The decision was taken to do open myomectomy.
As the patient was unmarried, preserving the uterus was of utmost importance in this case.”
Explaining about the case Dr Nagpal said , “It was a difficult case as removing large tumors like this one where the biggest challenge is control of bleeding that can lead to hysterectomy in patient. The case became so critical due to negligence on the patient’s part as she avoided surgery for 2-yr and was taking homeopathic medicines in hope of cure.”
After diagnosing the case, we took an urgent decision for surgery and after 3-hr of complex surgery, multiple tumors were finally removed with , the largest single one being about 20cms x 25cms and weighing around 3.7-kg. While doing the surgery we also had to keep in mind the complications which can arise later in her life during pregnancy, Dr Nagpal asserted.
Although we deal with numerous cases of fibroid uterus and is quite a common gynecological disorder, but this case was critical due to the size of the tumor developed inside her uterus. Fibroids can be managed easily if diagnosed early with medicine or alternatively laparoscopic surgery, maintained Dr Nagpal.
This kind of surgery is very critical due to massive Hemorrhage and might develop risks such as weakness in the body and hysterectomy post-surgery. But she showed no major signs of complications and is doing well now and recovering. Her post-operative CT also showed no residual tumour. And after 7 days of good post-operative care she recovered and has been discharged. She is under medication for few months, and has also received 6 units of blood post-surgery, but can do all normal routine activities, informed Dr Nagpal.