|Doctors at Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City have successfully removed two rare tumors from a 58-year-old man. — Photo courtesy of the hospital|
HCM CITY — Doctors at HCM City-based Bình Dân Hospital successfully removed two 15-cm bleeding bilateral adrenal tumors from a 58-year-old man.
The patient was admitted to the emergency room with pain in his back and hips on both sides, spreading to the abdomen along with high blood pressure, fatigue, paleness and anemia.
Nguyễn Hoàng Luông, deputy head of the hospital’s Department of Urology A, said this was a rare case and the world's medical literature had not recorded much about it.
Through examination, the doctors discovered that the patient had two very large adrenal tumors and inflammation around them.
“The surgery was very stressful due to the tumors sticking to the vena cava and nearby organs, and were bleeding a lot. We had to be meticulous in every detail with the cooperation of many experienced doctors,” he said.
After four hours of the combined efforts of the interdisciplinary team, bilateral tumors, the size of about 15cm on each side, were safely removed from the patient’s body.
The patient is now in stable condition and is expected to be discharged from the hospital a week after surgery. — VNS