Gleneagles Global Health City Successfully Treats Large Leiomyoma Tumour Through Endoscopy

Chennai, 28th September 2022: Doctors at Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a leading multi-speciality quaternary hospital in Chennai, successfully treated a patient suffering from Leiomyoma Tumour. The tumour, measuring 8.5 x 3 cm, was the first of its kind to be treated using endoscopy.

A 54-year-old man, from Chennai, was diagnosed with a benign tumour called Leiomyoma which was arising from the oesophagal wall. The patient was unable to eat and suffered indigestion as the tumour was compressing the airway and vessels in the thoracic cavity. With EUS guided biopsy and CT scan, it was observed that the tumour was measuring 8.5x 3 cm. He was diagnosed with this tumour on 25th July 2022 and the tumour removal procedure went on for 6 hours. Removing a tumour of this size using an endoscopic method is rare and has the benefit of very low operative morbidity.

Elaborating on the case, Dr. Vishnu A Raju, Consultant – Medical Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “This tumour was larger than 5 cm in diameter, which is extremely unusual. This type of surgery is typically performed through an open or thoracoscopic approach, with a prolonged recovery period. We performed an endoscopic surgery to remove the tumour while closing the food pipe with clips. The tumour was dissected using a unique technique called Per Oral Endoscopic Tunnelling and Tumour Resection. With this technique, the patient recovered faster and was free of symptoms. This is the first time something like this has occurred in Chennai. The patient condition is stable ever since the procedure has been performed and he is able to perform his day-to-day chores”.

The team of doctors handling this highly complex case was led by Dr Vishnu Abishek Raju, Consultant – Medical Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy along with Senior Consultant Dr. M. Srinivas – Medical Gastroenterology & Therapeutic Endoscopy.

Congratulating the team on the success of the case, Dr. Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, said, “The rare surgeries are performed with great care and precision, with the goal of causing as little discomfort to the patient as possible. We are proud to be a pioneer in performing Endoscopy for the removal of large tumours. I congratulate the entire GGHC team for performing this successful procedure.”


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Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centers. It is also one of the top care multi-specialty hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung, and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL, and NABB accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, and advanced imaging services (TruBeam STx, Slice PET CT, and Tesla MRI) offer cutting-edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols. Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, the Middle East, Africa, and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found on the hospital’s website

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