Oct 27, 2022
An Orange-Sized Tumour Was Removed from the Patient's Nose in Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad
“Blocked Nose and Persistent Headache can be a symptom of Tumor”, Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Sarvodaya Hospital
Doctors at Sarvodaya Hospital, Sec 8, Faridabad saved the life of a 14-year-old boy named Deepak, a resident of Faridabad, by removing an orange-sized tumour from his nose. Thanks to Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Director, ENT & Cochlear Implant and Dr. Nishant Singla, Consultant, Interventional Radiology for successfully treating the patient and giving him a new lease on life.
Deepak has been suffering from persistent headache and a blocked nose for the last 1-2 years, after which his problem worsened with frequent instances of bleeding from the nose for the last 2-3 months. After an initial investigation, it was found that he had a large tumour located behind his nose and under his eyes.
"Usually a tumour is a mass of abnormal tissue but this patient's tumour was a bunch of blood vessels, which is called Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. This tumour was growing in size by continuously extracting blood from the internal maxillary artery (the blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood to the eyes, face and brain). For the First time in Faridabad, we performed Angioembolization to block the artery and cut off the blood supply.” said Dr. Nishant Singla.
"If the tumour was even touched, the blood vessel surrounding it could burst and lead to profuse bleeding. A part of the tumour was also connected to the blood vessel carrying blood to the eye, which, if closed, the patient could have gone blind. The most challenging part of the surgery was the point at which we had to remove such a large tumour through the nose with a minimally invasive technique without blocking the blood vessel which was connected both to the tumour and eyes. In this surgery, which lasted about 4 hours, the team did an unprecedented job. We were able to remove an orange-sized tumour through the nose. Now the patient is completely healthy and will be able to lead a normal life.” said Dr. Ravi Bhatia.
"Removing such a large tumour without harming the patient's face is a victory of medical technology and efficiency. Our department of ENT is proficient and experienced in performing minimally invasive sinus surgery on a routine basis. We will ensure delivering the same service and keep updating technology to cater to better treatment."Dr. Saurabh Gehlot, Medical Administrator, Sarvodaya Hospital, Sec 8, Faridabad.