In a medically challenging rare surgery, Dr Udgeath Dhir, Director and Head, CTVS, Fortis Memorial Research Institute along with his team of doctors successfully removed, a tumour weighing 13.85 kgs from the chest of a 25-year-old young male patient.
As per the available medical literature and published papers, it is tthe largest chest tumour ever removed till date in the world. Prior to this was removal of one in Gujarat in 2015 weighing 9.5 kgs.
According to a news release from Fortis, the patient Devesh Sharma was presented in an extremely critical condition at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, with breathlessness and extreme uneasiness in the chest.
He wasn’t able to sleep straight on the bed due to breathing trouble since past 2-3 months. Upon evaluation at another hospital in the city, the pulmonologist had advised him for a chest CT scan.
The scan report indicated a massive tumour in the chest which was occupying more than 90% of the chest area, engulfing the heart and displacing both lungs which led to only 10% of the lungs functioning. Devesh was suggested visiting Dr. Dhir for further line of treatment by other senior doctors.
The tumor was successfully removed by Dr.Dhir and his team who performed a complicated surgery.