World’s largest tumor removed by Indian doctors

World’s largest tumor removed by Indian doctors

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  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra
  • Source: ANI
  • Date: 24 February, 2018

Mumbai (India) 23rd of February 2018: Team of doctors at Neurosurgical department of BYL Nair Hospital have removed a massive brain tumour - weighing 1.8 kg - which protruded from the top of the patient's skull.

Doctors claim that the tumor is largest in the world record.

The patient name Santlal Pal, 31,from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, admitted in the hospital with swelling under the scalp, heaviness, headache and decreasing vision in both eyes.

"This case is a very unique and rare case. It was a very huge tumour, the size of which was nearly the size of the head. Size, vascularity and the involvement of the brain and the bone possessed a challenge in the case,"

According to Dr Trimurti Nadkarni, Head, Department of Neurosurgical,

"This case is a very unique and rare case. It was a very huge tumour, the size of which was nearly the size of the head. Size, vascularity and the involvement of the brain and the bone possessed a challenge in the case,"

"The operation lasted for about seven hours. During the operation, he lost tremendous amount of blood which is life threatening. So, constantly we had to transfer 11 units of blood during the surgery," he added.

"After cross-checking medical records, we believe it could be the largest ever brain tumour to be successfully removed," he said.

Story source/Credit : ANI

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