Bhubaneswar: Renowned Gynaec Laparoscopic surgeon & infertility specialist, Dr G S S Mohapatra, AMRI Hospitals had removed a 10 KG Ovarian tumour measuring 38 cm by 36 cm on a 28 year old lady here at AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar.
The patient was complaining of loss of weight, weakness, abnormal fullness after eating, an increased urge to urinate. After the routine investigation and CECT abdomen, Doctor detected a huge tumor and decided to do the surgery. If left untreated, the tumor can spread to the other parts of the body.
The incidence of ovarian carcinoma is approximately 15 cases per 100,000 women per year. Ovarian cancer has emerged as one of the most common malignancies affecting women in India. Gynecological cancers are among the most common cancers in women and hence an important public health issue. Due to the lack of cancer awareness, variable pathology, and dearth of proper screening facilities in developing countries such as India, most women report at advanced stages, adversely affecting the prognosis and clinical outcomes. Ovarian cancer has emerged as one of the most common malignancies affecting women in India and has shown an increase in the incidence rates over the years. Basically a woman should routinely do a pelvic ultrasound every year especially after the age of 40 to detect any pathology very early. Never ignore if one has any such detectable pathology on ultrasound and go for further tests like CECT of abdomen and markers like CA125.
It was a difficult & critical surgery because the mass was densely adherent to intestine and ureters. The meticulous dissection, surgical precision and skill helped in finishing the surgery and the patient is doing fine now.