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2.5kg Tumour Removed From Teen’s Neck At Sion Hospital | Mumbai News – Times of India



MUMBAI: Surgeons at the civic-run LTMG Hospital in Sion have removed a 2.5kg tumour that had been growing on the neck and shoulder of a 15-year-old boy since birth. Although the tumour wasn’t causing significant physical discomfort, doctors saw that its appearance was affecting the teenager’s self-esteem and overall personality.
The plastic surgery team, along with cardiovascular, interventional radiology and anaesthesiology removed the tumour after a lengthy 6.5 hour surgery, said Mohan Joshi, dean of the hospital. “After the surgery, it was as if a heavy burden had been lifted off his shoulders,” he said, adding that if the tumour had not been removed, the potential consequences for the boy’s future were uncertain.
On September 25, 2023, when the teen arrived, his family told the medical team that a lump had been present on the left side of his neck since birth, and it appeared to have been growing slowly. At the time of admission, the tumour had reached substantial dimensions, measuring 22cm x 30cm. This significant growth had caused the patient’s trachea to become entirely displaced to the right from its original position. Blood tests and examinations were conducted, including an MRI scan, revealing that the tumour was a complex network of lymphatic vessels and blood vessels. The tumour was primarily nourished by the internal jugular vein, a major blood vessel in the neck.
After the surgery led by Dr Mukund Jagannathan, CVTS surgeon Dr Amarnath Munoli, interventional radiologist Dr Jayant Khandekar and anaesthesiologist Dr Vivek Ukeerde, among others, the boy is on his way to recovery. Dr Joshi said during the surgery, the medical team navigated around critical blood vessels, nerves, and muscles in the neck without causing damage or trauma.
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