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  • Navi Mumbai doctors performed rare tumour surgery on senior citizen Only 20 cases of adrenal Angiomyolipoma cases found in the world

    Published on December 31, 2020

    Mumbai – : 65 years male patient resident of Nerul came to Terna Speciality Hospital & Research Centre with lower urinary tract complaints suggestive of benign enlargement of prostate. However on detailed investigations doctors found that the patient had an 11 cm diameter tumour in his left adrenal with uncontrolled hypertension. This patient was evaluated by the team of Urologist, endocrinologist and physicians and they prepared the patient for surgery over a month. Given his uncontrolled hypertension and biochemistry suggestive of Pheochromocytoma, this surgery was risky with high degree of mortality and morbidity. Commenting on this Dr. Nishant Kathale, CONSULTANT, UROLOGY & ANDROLOGY from Terna Speciality Hospital said, “Angiomyolipoma, a benign form of tumor of mesenchymal origin, is characterized by smooth muscle cells, thick-walled blood vessels, and adipose tissue. Angiomyolipoma is most commonly found in the kidney and in the extra-renal area in the liver. It is rarely reported that angiomyolipoma is found in the retroperitoneum, spleen, bone, lung; ovary and so on.Adrenal tumours of such nature are extremely rare. This tumour was above the left kidney, behind large intestines, compressing on pancreas and spleen and had to be separated delicately from these organs and removed. Patient underwent surgery at the beginning of this month and was in ICU for 2 days. He got discharged within a week. The histopathological examination of the tumour showed that he had an Angiomyolipoma of Adrenal gland with adrenal hyperplasia. It is an extremely rare tumour, with literature reports of only 20 cases of adrenal Angiomyolipoma in the world. As per Indian medical record this is 3rd patient in India before those 2 patients were found this type of tumour in 2007 & 2014 respectively. The patient was absolutely fine on follow up and has resumed work. Such difficult and rare surgeries are routinely done at Terna Speciality Hospital & Research Centre in Navi Mumbai, which has a great team of specialists and super specialists.” 

    While we fight the novel coronavirus, Terna Speciality Hospital & Research Centre must ensure that the price to be paid is not with the lives of non-COVID patients. Even during the COVID times, critical as well as routine surgeries are performed at Terna hospital unhindered. Separation of COVID and non COVID areas at Terna Speciality Hospital is effective and meticulous, thus ensuring the safety of the patients and staff from acquiring COVID infection. Patients should therefore not postpone appointments or surgeries due to fear of COVID infection at hospital, as delay in treatment may be severely detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients, added by Dr. Nishant Kathale from Terna Speciality Hospital & Research Centre.  

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