Bhubaneswar- BR Life Kalinga Super Specialty Hospital, a leading hospital in Bhubaneswar, recently performed a high-risk tumour excision surgery on a 48-year-old patient to remove an 8.3kg fibroid tumour measuring 27 x 15 x 07 cm. The hospital, using its advanced surgical technologies performed this surgical resection and removed the tumour that was present inside the uterus, affecting the ureter (the duct by which urine passes from the kidney to the bladder) and multiple blood vessels.
Mrs. Badarun Bibi hailing from Nimapada, Bhubaneswar in Odisha, complained of having severe lower abdominal pain, urinary difficulties, irregular vaginal bleeding, and her abdomen was gradually increasing in sizein the last three months. Unaware of carrying the huge tumour, Mrs. Badarun Bibi was brought to BR Life Kalinga Hospital for urinary difficulties. The MRI of uterus and pelvic region revealed thesize of the tumour in her lower abdomen.
Speaking on the high-risk surgery, Dr. Rashmi Ishwar Hegde, Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynaecologist, BR Life Kalinga Super Specialty Hospital said, “The patient was obese and hypothyroid; we managed her metabolism at first and stabilized her. She had developed bilateral hydronephrosis due to the pressure on the ureters from the tumour through which the urine was unable to drain from the kidney into the bladder.The 27 x 15 x 07 cm tumour had pulled in the ureter and multiple blood vessels. The separation of the ureter from the tumour was challenging; we performed a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy and removed the tumour and uterus in order to prevent it from reoccurring. If left untreated, the tumour would have damaged multiple organs and could have been life-threatening.”
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that grow from the muscle layers of the womb. Fibroids are most common during the reproductive years and affect around 30% of all women by the age of 35, and from 20 to 50% by the age of 50.The cause of fibroids is unclear, but they appear to develop when estrogen levels are higher. The symptoms include frequent urination, lower backache, constipation, painful uterine bleeding that leads to anaemia and discomfort in the lower abdomen in case of large fibroids.
Thanking the doctors and the hospital for saving her life Mrs. Badarun Bibi said, “I had no idea that I was carrying such a massive tumour in my lower abdomen for years. I was suffering from lower abdomen pain for a very long time but kept ignoring it. I am thankful to the doctors and staff of the hospital for diagnosing my real problem and treating me with care.”