- 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