- Doctors from Mumbai’s Shushrusha hospital in Dadar have successfully removed a tumour from an 11-year-old boy’s stomach.
- As per the doctors who were treating him, the tumour was as big as 12 centimetres in the size.
- Doctors say a tumour was present in the boy’s body since birth. And there are 500 known cases worldwide like this.
Vedang (name changed) an 11-year-old boy, from Mumbai, was suffering from severe stomach pain for the past few days. His parents took him to different doctors but his condition could not improve. Finally, they brought him to Mumbai’s Shushrusha Hospital. After conducting the preliminary investigation, the doctors found that Vedang, had a big tumour in his stomach.
Since Vedang is a child, the operation was challenging for the doctors. But, the doctors managed to perform the operation, by causing minimum blood loss to the patient, and successfully removed a tumour.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rajeev Redkar, a paediatric Surgeon attached to Shushrusha Hospital said, “The boy had a tumour since his birth. Gradually over the years, the size of a tumour increased. We did this surgery with a minimal blood loss. There are around 500 known cases worldwide, such as this, where the children have tumour inside their body by birth.”
Dr Redkar further added, “A number of times while preparing the mutton (meat) if it is not cooked properly, the bacteria likely to enter in the human body. And then, the tumour is formed. If a pregnant woman consumes mutton (meat) which is half cooked or not properly cooked, then the bacteria enter in her body. The bacteria can cause a harmful effect on the foetus. Most importantly it is likely that the baby will have a tumour at birth or can develop a tumour in the future.”