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Max Hospital Dr Kamna removed small football-size tumor from woman’s uterus

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.

Max Hospital Dr Kamna removed small football-size tumor from woman’s uterus

“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.

Max Hospital Dr Kamna removed small football-size tumor from woman’s uterus

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.

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