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FAHGMU Successfully Removes a Rare Large Intrathoracic Tumor for a Patient

Author: Posttime:2019-02-27 17:30:00 View Count:170

    On February 26, the Department of Thoracic Surgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of GMU (FAHGMU) successfully performed the surgical resection of a huge tumor about 17cm*16cm*9cm in size, weighing 3.2kg and occupying almost the entire right thoracic cavity in a 14-year-old child.

    The patient Xiuxiu is a student of Primary School. A month ago, Xiuxiu was treated in a local hospital for repeated coughing and shortness of breath. The results of chest CT examination really shocked the whole family. Xiuxiu had a huge tumour in her right chest. The local hospital suggested sending her to the higher level hospital for treatment. Therefore, the family members came to the FAHGMU with last hope for treatment.
    After completing all the examinations, the Medical Department of FAHGMU convened a multidisciplinary consultation of the whole hospital. It was considered that the thoracic tumor was huge and difficult to operate. The operation was difficult and risky, and there were many complications after the operation. The Thoracic Surgery Department of FAHGMU started the diagnosis and treatment plan of major difficult cases in time. Professor Li Zhanghong, director of the Thoracic Surgery Department, chaired the preoperative discussion and discussed the operation strategy, surgical approach, prevention of postoperative complications and so on, and detailed treatment plans were formulated.
    With the support of the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Blood Transfusion and other related departments in FAHGMU, Professor Li Zhanghong successfully avoided the risk of massive hemorrhage by using his own knife and using the "S" incision on the lateral side of severe surgery to dissect and free the tumor from the tumour bed which was closely connected with the large vessels. The operation took 100 minutes and bleeding was 1,000 ml. The tumor was removed completely. After operation, the patient was sent to ICU for intensive care and support treatment.
    Detailed treatment plans for the prevention of complications after surgery were developed.