When a 16-year-old Rupali Pawar came knocking the doors of doctors at JJ Hospital, doctors were sure to treat her to their best. For the past five years, Pawar had been carrying a tumour in the right side of her neck that weighed half a kilo.
Pawar hails from Parbhani district in Marathwada. And since past five years, she had been suffering a neck tumour in her neck and the tumour kept growing. After getting diagnosed, she was treated by a resident doctor in her village. But the cause of the tumour was yet to be known. Even after treatment there was no sign of improvement in her health. She had tumour in the neck as a result of which she faced difficulties in performing her daily chores.
She was admitted to JJ Hospital in May 2017 where doctors performed some tests of her. The tests revealed that the tumour was stuck on the nerve that supplies blood to the brain. And so, it was decided that a surgery had to be done in order to remove the tumour. It was a complicated surgery as even a slight movement of the neck would have cause bleeding. Yet, the doctors believed that surgery was the best option.
While talking to My Medical Mantra, the assistant professor of Plastic Surgery department, Dr Rajat Kapoor said, “The tumour was of 13 centimeters, yet it weighed half a kilo. Even after the surgery, she was kept for treatment for nearly a month. It was only then that she was discharged. She is absolutely fine now and can carry on with daily activities like others.”
Pawar’s parents were over-whelmed with joy. They said, “Since the tumour kept growing, many doctors were scared of treating her. But only when we came to JJ Hospital, different treatments were tried on her. In the test report, doctor said the tumour in the neck is connected to the blood vessel of the brain. In this case, it is difficult to perform a surgery. But the doctors convinced us, operated her and removed her tumour.”