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The First Robotic Radical Nephrectomy with IVC Thrombectomy for Renal Tumours is Performed in Eastern India at Apollo Cancer Centres in Kolkata

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Mr. Dulal Dutta, who is 70 years old, was released from the hospital five days after his renal tumour was removed via robotic radical nephrectomy and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy. The growth of a malignant tumour that measured 6 cm x 5.5 cm x 5 cm and a 3 cm tumour thrombus in the Inferior Vena Cava, or IVC (the largest vein in the body), obstructed blood flow, causing the size of his kidney to increase to 12 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm (a normal human kidney is about 10 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm). Dr Tarun Jindal, Senior Consultant, Uro-Oncology and Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Cancer Centres, Kolkata, led the team that performed the intricate procedure and used a robotic approach to successfully remove the kidney and IVC tumour. Thanks to the procedure's cutting-edge robotic platform, which provided unmatched advantages like enhanced magnification and visibility, surgeons were able to precisely locate even the smallest tumour implants. The blood loss from the minimally invasive procedure was only 100cc, as opposed to the 500–600cc that are usually observed in open surgeries. This novel approach, the first of its kind in Eastern India, represents a significant development in the fields of robotic oncology and uro-oncology. This further solidifies Apollo Cancer Centre Kolkata's dedication to cutting-edge and superior medical care. The doctors at Apollo Cancer Centres (ACC), Kolkata, were contacted by Mr Dutta's family to discuss treatment options in such circumstances. All the other cancer centres in and around Kolkata were offering them open surgery for this tumour. But the family of Mr Dutta was searching for a less intrusive solution. After just four days following surgery, Mr Dutta, the cancer survivor, who already had diabetes, hypertension, and renal failure, was released from the hospital. This demonstrates the effectiveness and accuracy of the robotic process, which required only 8mm incisions as opposed to the approximately 30 cm incisions needed for open surgery. The patient was able to return to their normal life more quickly thanks to the minimally invasive robotic approach, which also produced less pain, a lower need for analgesics, a quicker return of bowel function, and an earlier discharge.


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