Mrs.Akshaya Jennifer, aged 41 years, lived by herself in Gudiyatham, Vellore District due to family issues. She suffered from abdominal pain and distension for the past five years. The distension progressed she developed difficulty in breathing. She was taken to multiple private hospitals who found the case to be very challenging to operate. She was referred to Government Stanley Hospital for expert management. She was well received by the surgical team at Stanley hospital.
On examination she was found to have a huge swelling filling up her entire abdomen which prevented her from breathing and walking properly. The swelling was suspected to be arising from her uterus or either of the ovaries. She was thoroughly investigated and posted for surgery.
The surgery was done by Surgical team comprising of Dr.Balamurugan(Head of the Department, General Surgery), Dr.Gayathre Muthukumaran(Professor of Surgery), and Dr.Sivakumar (Professor of Surgery) with the help of the Anaesthetic team headed by Dr.Naheed.
After a grueling 5 hours of meticulous surgery namely Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral SalpingoOopherectomy, the swelling which was a huge massmeasuring 40 x 35 x 25cm with 7 litres of fluid inside it along with the ovaries was removed. The entire swelling with the fluid weighed a 22kgs. The surgery was completed successfully. Patient’s abdominal distension was immediately relieved and she was able to breath without any difficulty. Patient was shifted to Intensive care, where she stayed under careful medical observation.
She got recovered completely within 10 days and returned home in good health. The resected specimen was sent for Histopathology and the specimen was found to be a uterine mass (FIBROID UTERUS). This mass which weighed around 22kgs is the largest measuring uterine mass that was removed through surgery in India.
The entire operating team was well congratulated by the Dean Dr.S.Ponnambala Namasivayam for their wonderful job.
Dean, Government Stanley Hospital, Chennai
2 . Dr.S.P.Gayathre, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Government Stanley Hospital, Chennai