Renowned hospital in North Guwahati, Narayana Hridayalaya scripted a success story. The hospital recently operated a 30-year old gentleman from Meghalaya, who was diagnosed with a large tumor in his liver. When the tumor continued to progress in spite of chemotherapy and TACE, the patient visited the gastroenterology department at the Narayana Hospital.
The patient then underwent a major 6-hour hepatectomy surgery, where 60% of his liver containing the tumor was removed.
As the liver regenerates, the 40% remaining liver will become 70 to 80% in another 6 months.The gastro surgery team was led by Dr Digvijoy Sharma, Dr Saikat Mallik and team. Dr Swapnil Verma and her team provided anesthetic support to the patient throughout the surgery. The ICU and the nursing team took complete care of the patient until his complete recovery and discharge. At the time of discharge, the condition of the patient's liver was fine.
The team of doctors then did the scan to check if surgery was possible. It was seen that the case involved risk but it was also important to save the life of the boy. The team then proceeded for the operation.
Dr Sharma said that the liver has two parts (lobes), right and left and almost 60% of the liver was involved in this case. As the liver regenerates, the 40% remaining liver will become 70 to 80% in another 6 months. The advantage of the liver is that it grows even after surgery. Dr Sharma added that the condition of the patient is fine now and he has been successfully discharged from the hospital.