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Two GIST Tumors of the Size of a Football was Simultaneously Removed from Tanzanian Patient's Liver and Rectum at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

  • 32-year-old Omar Salim from Tanzania suffered from two large tumors for the past one year.
  • After multiple failed attempts to remove the tumors in Tanzania he arrived at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
  • The tumor in his liver measured up to 15x14cm whereas the tumor in his rectum was 24x13cm, weighing 1.9kg.
  • CT scan discovered that the large mass in his rectum pressed against the urinary bladder and extended to the outer abdominal wall.
  • Almost the complete left side of the upper abdomen was covered by the tumor in the left lobe of his tumor.
  • A diagnosis of the biopsy reports indicated rectal gastro intestinal stromal tumour (GIST).  
  • Although GIST is a common phenomena in the intestinal tract, its presence in the rectum is rare and account to only five per cent of the cases.
  • According to Dr. Vivek Mangla, Consultant Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgeon, simultaneous resection of both the tumors while keeping the adjacent organs, muscles and nerves intact posed as a significant challenge during the surgery.
  • After a month in the hospital, Salim's condition is stable and he is good to go back to Tanzania.


Source: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Media Update

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 13-Feb-2018

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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