Vikash Sharma

The doctors at the Endocrine Department of the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack have achieved yet another feat by successfully removing a tumour weighing 1 kg from a woman patient’s neck in a rare surgical procedure.

The patient, Pushpa Lehura from Sambalpur district, who had been suffering for the past 13 years owing to the massive growth of the tumour, finally heaved a sigh of relief after the completion of the surgery that lasted for five hours.

As per sources, Pushpa initially underwent treatment at Burla hospital and was shifted to SCB medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after there was no improvement in her health condition.

"Initially, it was thyroid and when it aggravated I sought medical help. My condition deteriorated and my children admitted me to Burla hospital and the doctors referred me to Cuttack SCB,” said Pushpa.

A team of six doctors from the Endocrine surgery department removed the tumour from the patient’s body after an operation that lasted for nearly five hours.

Dr Arun Mohanty, Head of the Endocrine Department said, “The patient was suffering for the past 13 years and it was creating problems for her to shallow and breathe properly. After the diagnosis, we decided to perform the surgery on her and it was successful.”

According to Mohanty, such kind of tumour usually can lead to cancer and immediate medical consultation is highly recommended.

(Reported by Biswajit Acharya)