REMOVAL OF A TUMOUR WEIGHING ABOVE 8 KGS
A 65-year-old lady had hepresented at Ruby General Hospital with complaints of fullness in r abdomen and
was admitted under the Care of (Prof) Dr. Sudhir Adhikari (Consultant
Gynaecologist). The lady had been a known case of Hypothyroid for more than one
and half decades. A thorough evaluation and relevant investigations
revealed a huge mass in the abdomen. After discussion with the family members
and with written and informed consent, the lady had been posted for surgery.
Laparotomy (Open surgery of the abdomen to examine the abdominal organs) had
been performed followed by Total Hysterectomy,
Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (BSO) (Removal of both ovaries and
fallopian tubes) with vault fixation (A surgery to repair vaginal vault
prolapse). On opening the abdomen a huge mass approximately 20 cms in diameter
had been removed along with 6 litres of fluid. The mass weighed more than 8
kgs. The post-operative period had been uneventful and the lady went home with
a lighter self and a broad smile.