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Doctors remove 9-kg tumour from chest of Iraqi patient

PTI
Published : Jun 3, 2018, 5:53 am IST
Updated : Jun 3, 2018, 5:53 am IST

He was getting tired easily and was not able to do his daily work.

This had caused his arteries to constrict, his breathing to become laboured and shallow and sharp pains to shoot up and down his chest.(Representational Image)
 This had caused his arteries to constrict, his breathing to become laboured and shallow and sharp pains to shoot up and down his chest.(Representational Image)

Gurgaon: Doctors at a city hospital removed a tumour weighing nine kilograms from the chest of a 41-year-old Iraqi patient, giving him a new lease of life.

The tumour was lodged in the man’s mediastinum (a membranous partition between the lungs), crushing his lungs and heart. This had caused his arteries to constrict, his breathing to become laboured and shallow and sharp pains to shoot up and down his chest.

“Patient Dhyee Saleem had been consistently feeling breathless. He was unable to walk or talk without gasping for air. He had consulted several doctors and had undergone numerous tests. However, none of these yielded any concrete results,” said Dr Udgit Dhir, Director and Head of Department, Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute.

He was getting tired easily and was not able to do his daily work. His condition was deteriorating steadily when he approached the Fortis Hospital. A thorough evaluation revealed that there was a huge lump of mass pressing on the right side of the heart invading the blood vessels.   

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