Thiruvananthapuram: In a complex surgery, a 7-kg tumour was successfully removed by a team of doctors from the abdomen of a 45-year-old woman at a medical college hospital here.
The growth of the tumour, which was discovered as retroperitoneal lymphangioma, was removed after a four-hour surgery by a team of 14 doctors on June 11.
The team was led by Dr G Unnikrishnan and Dr PK Thomas, assistant professor of the General Surgery Department and additional professor of the Medical College hospital, respectively.
Dr Unnikrishnan told media that when the patient was brought to the hospital, she was finding it difficult to bend down, breathe, and move around.
The tumour had pushed her left kidney to the right, stomach and pancreas were pushed up to the anterior abdominal wall and the left descending colon was pushed to the right side, he said.
The woman was admitted to the hospital on June 2 with acute stomach pain. Though she had visited various private hospitals, there was no relief.
He further added, the patient was responding to treatment and recovering soon.
The doctors of the hospital said that only 186 such tumour cases have been reported in the world.
(With PTI inputs)