Liver Tumour removed through surgery, without transplantation at Kauvery Hospital, Chennai

27-year -old man from Bangladesh was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and cancer

  • Patients with liver cirrhosis have higher risk of developing liver cancer
  • In India, nearly  2000 Liver Surgeries happen every year out of which  20% is for Liver Cancer

Chennai, JANUARY 05, 2021 :

Risk factors for liver cancer

  • Hepatities B and C,
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Diabetes,
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Cirrohsis.

Prevention: Leading a healthy lifestyle, avoiding consumption of alcohol, obtaining vaccines for Hepatities B and C

Liver Cancer, is one of the leading causes of death among cancer patients worldwide. Generally, liver cancer affects people with chronic liver conditions such as liver cirrhosis or chronic viral hepatitis and the treatment would include liver transplantation surgery.

Kauvery Hospital Chennai, one of the leading healthcare chains in Tamil Nadu treated a 27 –year- old man from Bangladesh who was diagnosed with liver cancer with pre-existence of liver Cirrhosis. “The tumour was very large in size (15x12cm) and hence transplantation was not suitable as it would lead to recurrence. After thorough investigations and multi-disciplinary discussion, tumour  was removed by surgery , leaving behind adequate functional liver,” said Dr Elankumaran, Senior Consultant – Liver Transplantation & HPB Surgery, Clinical Lead, – Liver Diseases & Transplantation Centre, Kauvery Hospitals.

In most cases, 60% of liver will be removed in a surgery, whereas in this case 70% was removed owing to the large sized tumour. Now, the patient will be surviving on 30% liver for rest of his life.

Cases like these require surgeons with adequate expertise and a centre with multi-disciplinary care. “We are proud to say that Kauvery Hospital is one of the very few centres in India, who have the expertise and fully equipped infrastructure in performing complex surgeries with utmost care. I congratulate Dr Elankumaran and team for successfully providing the same,” says Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital.

Department of Liver Diseases and Transplantation:

The department of liver diseases and transplantation centre at Kauvery hospital includes minimally invasive Liver surgery, extended Liver Resections with vascular reconstruction for gallbladder cancer and cholangiocarcinoma, complicated Pancreatic resections, Porto-Systemic Shunt surgeries for Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension, Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Liver Transplantation and ABO incompatible Liver Transplantation.

About Kauvery Hospital:

Kauvery Hospitals is ‘A new Age Family Hospital’ with Multi Specialty Clinical Expertise and a pioneer in the ‘HealthCare Provider’ industry, making healthcare affordable. Kauvery is one of the few corporate hospital chains to successfully integrate operations into Tier 1 cities after launching into Tier 2 cities. It is also one of the few hospitals founded by Medical experts with a keen focus on delivering personalized and specialized health care with warmth.

Kauvery Hospitals is currently a 1200 bed hospital group with presence in Chennai, Trichy, Hosur, Salem Karaikudi& Bengaluru in addition to planned entry in new markets.

Apart from having diverse Multispecialty tertiary care expertise, Kauvery Hospitals house one of three ‘Cardiac Centres of Excellence in South India’. In today’s times where the healthcare industry is more and more commoditized, Kauvery Hospitals stands tall with its promise of making medical expertise and technology truly affordable with empathy and care at every stage of a person’s healthcare needs.