- Doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital have successfully removed a prostate tumour from a 58-year-old man’s stomach.
- According to the doctors, the tumour weighing 650 grams and was 7 centimetres in size was removed after 8 hours of surgery.
- Doctors say prostate tumour of this size is very rare and there are very few cases have been reported in Medical Journals.
Although, they were already a one-and-half hour into the operation, the doctors couldn’t find the exact place to remove the tumour.
Arjun Karde, a 58-year-old man was admitted to Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital, as he was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma of the prostate glands. According to the treating doctors, the tumour was very rare and bigger than the normal size expected for the condition.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Ajit Sawant, Head of the Urology Department at Sion Hospital said, “This tumour was bigger in size and a rare one. The operation was a very challenging task. We were into the operation theatre for about one-and-half hour. But, we couldn’t find where the tumour was. So, we had almost decided to stop the surgery. But, then we suddenly found another way and by removing the stomach bone we managed to remove this tumour.”
Dr Sawant further added, “A tumour weighing 650 grams and 7 centimetres in size was removed from the patient’s stomach. In my career of 25 years, I have not seen a tumour of this size. There are very few tumours of this type in the world.”
Worldwide there are about 0.01 per cent of recorded cases of leiomyosarcoma of the prostate glands.
The smallest tumour is 20 grams
The largest tumour is 150 grams
The surgery time is 4-5 hours
Increase in prostate cancer patients
Dr Ajit Sawant informed, “Every year around 400 patients with a prostate tumour visit Sion Hospital. Out of which 5 per cent have cancer and 1 per cent get better after the treatment. In the past six months, we have witnessed an increase in the number of patients with prostate cancer.”
Arjun Karde who hails from Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra was attached to Rahuri Police station. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Karde says, “The doctors saved my life. I had consulted many doctors in Ahmednagar, Pune and Mumbai. But, none of them told me what has happened to me. Finally, I am relieved now. Dr Neeraj Gandhi from Ahmednagar had advised me to take further treatment in Mumbai.”