At the Federico II polyclinic in Naples, a 50-year-old Neapolitan woman was operated on for a retroperitoneal tumor by the weight of good 13 kg. In short, the size of a 40x40x50 cm sofa cushion. Fortunately everything went well. Ms. Carla (not her real name) was released from the hospital with the opportunity to return to work and resume her own life. But until a few weeks ago, the serious tumor that had struck her was quite rare for the position she was in. Especially the large size scared her and the surgeons too.
A tumor of 13 kg, in fact when Carla arrived at the hospital she had severe anemia and asthenia, with a great weight loss. There were no specific symptoms, but a series of tests gave the sad response of the large tumor mass. The subsequent diagnosis allowed us to clarify the nature of the tumor in the retroperitoneal area. The surgeons analyzed the size of the tumor and the involvement of the right kidney in the neoplastic process, including compression of the vena cava.
As well as the presence of huge and numerous collateral circles that replace the functions of the affected vena cava.
tumors so large that they are rare and for that very reason the clinical picture was complicated. Rare because they hardly develop from retroperitoneal tissues, as they prefer the female genital system. However, the medical staff was able to plan the precise therapy. He subjected Carla to a radical removal operation of the enormous tumor in a short time and in complete safety.
Worldwide there are very few tumors of this size, with these characteristics and which offer the possibility to follow a treatment trajectory and full recovery for the patient. A surgical challenge that has been met thanks to the multidisciplinary skills and advanced technologies, some of which have recently been acquired, with which the Federiciana company is equipped. The intervention was linear and without intraoperative problems thanks to the cooperation and synergy between all professionals involved.
Professor Michele Santangelo, one of the authors of the difficult and delicate surgery
Source: Lega Nerd
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