Doctors in Mumbai successfully treated a woman who was suffering from fibroids. In all, they extracted 65 fibroids from the woman’s uterus. It was a challenging task for the doctors, as they had to perform the surgery without removing the woman’s uterus.
Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. These tumours enlarge and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy or long-lasting periods. These growths are non-cancerous. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 70 to 80 per cent of women have them by the age of 50, but most women do not have any symptoms.
One such case was that of Vedangi Poyrekar. Poyrekar, a 42-year-old homemaker from Sion experienced incessant bleeding for 20 days, combined with lower abdominal pain and heaviness, in the month of November.
“We went to multiple hospitals but nothing really helped. Finally, I got admitted to Cama and Albless Hospital on November 30. I knew I had an issue of fibroids which would require a surgery but I was worried that my uterus would be removed. However, due to the terrible pain and bleeding, I agreed to undergo the operation,” said Poyrekar.
Currently, Poyrekar is recovering and will be discharged in about three days or so. Her family, however, is quite happy with the procedure, given that her uterus has been kept intact.
“We are glad that she has been saved, and that too without any botheration to the uterus,” said her husband, Vivek.
The Cama and Albless Hospital, is one of the well-known hospitals in Mumbai for fibroids surgeries, it claims that this was one of the toughest cases to handle, as the uterus had to be untouched during the procedure.
“Her uterus had swollen to the size of a six months pregnant lady. 65 fibroids were removed, which is one of the highest in the world and the largest being 15 cm long,” said Dr Rajshree Katke, medical superintendent of The Cama and Albless Hospital.
“The speciality of this case is that the surgery was a minimally invasive surgery with just an incision of 6 cm,” added Dr Katke.
The surgery, which lasted for two-and-a-half-hours, ended two years of misery for Poyrekar, who suffered from prolonged periods.
“I can’t thank Dr Katke and her team enough,” added a smiling Poyrekar.