Successful dissection of a mediastinal tumor weighing 2kg
Kon Tum Provincial General Hospital has just collaborated with a team of doctors from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to successfully remove a large (20 x 10 cm) mediastinal tumor weighing 2 kg to save the patient. .
According to Doctor CKII Pham Thanh Viet, Head of Trauma Surgery, patient AB (50 years old, residing in Mang But commune, Kon Plong district, Kon Tum) was admitted to the hospital with left chest pain, increasing pain with fatigue.
Patients are examined by doctors and perform necessary paraclinical tests. Test results revealed a large tumor in the patient’s mediastinum. After the consultation process, the doctors indicated surgery to remove this tumor.
“The tumor was firmly attached to the lobes of the lung, pericardium, chest wall and major blood vessels. When performing dissection, we performed endoscopic de-adhesion and tumor assessment, then thoracotomy to remove the entire tumor. The process requires great care and attention to detail. The surgical team successfully removed the tumor after 6 hours of surgery”, CCII doctor Pham Thanh Viet information.
Health of patient AB has stabilized and is being cared for and monitored by doctors and nurses.
Also according to Doctor Viet, mediastinal tumor is not a rare disease, but large tumors compressing the mediastinum are uncommon. Successful surgical resection of mediastinal tumor size 20x10cm, weight 2kg requires a team of qualified surgeons and good coordination of many specialties such as: anesthesia, surgery, postoperative resuscitation. .
Mediastinoma is a tumor located in the chest cavity, benign or malignant, usually grows quietly and is rarely detected early. If not detected and removed surgically in time, it can put pressure on the heart, lungs, large blood vessels, obstructing the circulation and breathing process. Patients may present with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, weight loss, and weakness. If the malignant tumor can metastasize to the pericardium or lungs, it is life-threatening.
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