The woman had the tumor for a year. Thirty years ago she had undergone hysterectomy to remove her uterus but the ovaries were retained. Three months ago she had complaints of loss of appetite and also a feeling of full and bloated even with a little intake. That is when she was referred to Dr Shripad Hebbar, Professor and Head of a unit of OBG department, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital Manipal.
The ultrasound examination done on January 23, 2017 showed a huge ovarian mass and Dr Hebbar advised immediate surgery. Dr Hebbar assisted by Dr Sujatha and Dr Sunanda and the anaesthesia team led by Dr Nita Varghese carried out a five hour surgery to remove the tumor.
Dr (Col) M Dayananda Medical Superintendent and COO Kasturba Hospital, Manipal congratulated Dr Shripad Hebbar and his team for successfully performing the complicated surgical procedure. “Availing timely medical assistance and caution is the only way to avoid tumor growing to such large proportion,” Dr Dayananda added.