Doctors at a private hospital in Delhi successfully removed a 50 kg ovarian tumour from a 52-year-old woman.
A local resident of Delhi, the woman had recently started experiencing difficulty in breathing, acute pain in her lower abdomen and consequently difficulty in walking and sleeping, the doctors said.
When investigated it was revealed that the woman had a giant, progressively expanding tumour in her ovary, which in turn was putting pressure on her intestine causing acute stomach ache and inability to digest food.
Doctors informed that the patient had been gaining weight for the past few months and weighed a total of 106 kgs.
Moreover, her haemoglobin dropped to six, causing severe anaemia
A team of surgeons conducted a three-and-a-half-hour surgery for extraction of this 50 kg tumour this week.
Doctors informed that there was no space in the abdomen for insertion of equipment via laparoscopy or robot-assisted methods, hence they had to resort to traditional methods of surgery.
The extraction was done successfully with the combined effort of experts from the Gastroenterology, Gynaecology and Anesthesiology teams.
Fortunately, the tumour was benign and the patient had no comorbidities and this enabled a faster recovery. Post-surgery her weight dropped to 56 kgs.
According to the hospital, post-surgery the patient has shown tremendous recovery and is set to be discharged soon.