- 30-year-old B. Raju Naik suffered from aortocaval paraganglionoma located deep in the abdomen.
- It is a rare kind of neuroendocrine tumor whose cancerous or benign features are difficult to detect.
- Through a complicated robot assisted surgery, senior surgical oncologists, Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli and Dr. Hemanth Vudayaraju, at Apollo Cancer Institute removed the tumor.
- According to Dr. Vudayaraju, as the tumor was attached to two major blood vessels of the body, it was difficult to decide what would be a safe approach to remove it.
- But robotic surgery provides the agility that goes beyond the limitations of traditional surgical procedures ensuring accuracy and perfection because of which the tumor was successfully removed.
- The hormonal imbalance caused by the tumor resulted in uncontrolled hypertension along with severe headaches, convulsions, seizures, comatose, dizziness and partial vision loss.
- During the surgery Naik's blood pressure was constantly kept in check through drugs whereas his condition was monitored throughout by an expert team of anaesthetists.
- Post surgery, Naik recovered within a week.
Source: Apollo Cancer Institute, Media Update