Dr Ushast Dhir said a “multi-disciplinary team” approach was used for the complex surgery
“The patient, a farmer and resident of Bikaner, was suffering from discomfort in his stomach for the last six months. He was evaluated and the scan revealed a large tumour in his body occupying more than 80 per cent space in the abdomen,” the SGRH said in a statement.
“This tumour had grown so huge that it had displaced his intestines to the left side of his body. The tumour was compressing on all structures of his abdomen including his liver, both his kidneys, stomach and spleen,” it said.
The surgery done recently would also help in proper flow of blood, to and from his heart, hospital authorities said, adding, performing anaesthesia on the patient was complicated because the huge tumour had compromised blood return to the heart.
“The most complex part of the surgery was separating the tumour from renal veins, aorta and vena cava without losing blood or damaging these structures, and to achieve it the team had to conduct this surgery with absolute perfection,” the statement said.
Dr Dhir, the chief surgeon for the case, said, “This tumour was a well-differentiated liposarcoma (kind of cancer) and to our knowledge this is this largest liposarcoma removed until now.”