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Humongous Prostate Removed from an 83-Year-Old Man at Fortis Hospital Anandapur

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In what might be termed as a rare and complicated case, an 83-year-old man was operated on for a 270 gms prostate tumour at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur. The patient hailing from Jamshedpur had been suffering for the past 4 to 5 months and he was in the cathedral for the last 1 month and unable to find the right medical advice at his hometown and was referred to Fortis Anandapur. He sought medical consultation at his hometown. The doctors had suggested medications; however, his health condition did not improve. Investigations showed that he came with an MRI prostate that showed the prostate is of 270 gm again another ultrasonography was done that confirmed the prostate is of 270gm and to operate the HoLEP surgery method was used a humongous prostate of 270gms, 14 to 15 times larger than the standard size – a rare occurrence. Ideally, the weight of the normal prostate is somewhere between 15 to 20 gms. The patient required surgery for a permanent cure. However, operating on an 83-year-old with multiple comorbidities and humongous prostate of 270 gms was challenging. Dr Shrinivas Narayan, Urologistand his team at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur decided to go ahead with the Laser prostate surgery- Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate, also known as the HoLEPsurgery. He was discharged on the third day after the successful surgery and went home without the need for a catheter. The patient is now in excellent health. Dr Shrinivas Narayan said that with the advent of Laser technology and newer surgical interventions, this surgery was possible. Through this procedure, they were able to remove the entire prostate in one sitting, there were no external cuts neither was any blood transfusion required. For an 83-year-old to go through surgery despite the multiple co-morbidities and considering his age factor, shows the kind of determination S N Das had to survive and live a good life. To his knowledge, a case with such patient history and prostate size of 270 gms is a first in the entire Eastern region of India to which has been successfully treated with HoLEP procedure.

Report : Anustup Kundu