- A team of doctors at BLK Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi has performed one of the most challenging surgeries of removing a tumour from a woman's kidney that weighed a staggering 7 kgs.
- After six hours the tumour was successfully removed from the 35-year-old woman's kidney which was termed as "potentially life threatening" by the doctors.
- "A tumour of this nature can be fatal due to the risk associated with sudden internal bleeding. In this case, the tumour weighed 7kg and measured 40x25x20cm in length, breadth and height. There is no official medical record or report of such a giant tumour in which successful surgery was carried out by saving parts of un-involved kidney," claimed Dr HS Bhatyal, advisor and senior consultant, Urology, Andrology and Renal Transplant at BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
- According to the doctors the woman arrived at the hospital compaining of abnormal abdominal swelling and that she was gaining weight for the past 6 months. She looked a pregnant woman carrying triplets.
- "The tumour was a threat to life of the patient due to its sheer size and location. Even a trivial injury to abdomen might have led to heavy internal bleeding and possibly it could have been fatal for the patient," Dr Bhatyal said.
- Though the removal of the right kidney was previously advised, it was only after Abdominal Ultrasound Sonography and CECT that the presence of the tumour at the right kidney was detected. There were also three more small tumours at the lower part of the kidney.
- After a detailed study of the case the doctors decided to perform a partial nephrectomy "where the malformation is removed and the uninvolved part of the kidney is saved".