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Pimpri News | 3.5 kg tumor removed from the chest of 70-year-old patient

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Pimpri : Deccan Express – Pimpri News | A 70-year-old patient was admitted to Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center due to chest pain in Pimpri, adjoining Pune. After necessary tests, it was found that the man had a very rare cancerous tumor in his chest (Pimpri News). After that, the doctors said that the only way to cure the patient would be to have surgery. The doctor told the family members of the patient that chemotherapy or radiotherapy is not used in such cases. However, a three-and-a-half kg lump was successfully removed from the chest of the elderly patient by surgery.

Pankaj Kshirsagar, Dr Sanket Bankar and Cancer Surgeon Dr Suyash Aggarwal under the leadership of Dr Samir Gupta, Head of Cancer Surgery Department performed high risk surgery on the patient. The tumor was attached to the blood vessels of the heart and lungs on the left side of the chest. Due to the pressure of this tumor, the blood supply to both these organs was interrupted. The biggest challenge for the doctors was to stop the cancer from spreading in the body without damaging the blood vessels of these organs. Along with saving the life of the patient and removing the cancerous tumor.

For such surgery, the doctor has to open the patient’s chest completely and then separate the large blood vessels and the lump from the lining of the heart and lungs. After this complicated operation that lasted for about five hours, the doctors were able to remove the cancerous tumor. Which was 20 centimeters long and weighed three and a half pounds [3.5 kg]. The patient was undergoing treatment for four days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under the supervision of a doctor. The 70-year-old responded positively to the treatment. This surgery completely eliminates the risk of cancer in the body of the patient. The patient will be sent home in two days.

This surgery was done by the team of Dr. Smita Joshi, Head of the Department of Science, Dr. PK Lamghare, Head of the Department of Radiology and Dr. Charushila Gore, Head of the Department of Pathology, as well as Dr. Anurag Garg, Head of the Department of Heart Surgery and Dr. MS Barthwal, Head of the Department of Respiratory Disorders.

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