Doctors turn CT scan room into operation theatre to remove t
In a novel method, doctors at MGM Healthcare turned a CT scan room into an operation theatre on September 25 and performed a CT-guided precision surgery on Sridhar S. The 30-year-old software professional was diagnosed with osteoid osteoma - a non-cancerous bone tumour. Sridhar, who suffered excruciation pain in his elbow for several months because of this, told reporters, "I am pain-free after a long time."

More than a year ago, the techie complained of pain in the elbow and approached orthopaedics at MGM Healthcare. Tests showed that the tumour was in the joint capsule of his elbow and caused intense pain. "Such tumours are first treated with pain killers because they eventually fade. But in cases where there is no pain relief, we suggest surgical removal," said senior orthopaedician Dr AB Govindaraj

During the surgery, a significant portion of the bone is removed along with the tumour and a graft is placed to fill the hole. "But in this case, there was a risk of joint damage. So we thought we should use the help of interventional radiologists to remove the tumour," he said.

Doctors, however, did not want to carry out a minimally invasive standard CT-guided radiofrequency ablation with or without chemical ablation. "The unusual location of the tumour made this case tricky. It could have resulted in unequal burn or incomplete treatment of the lesion that may cause recurrence. And there was a risk of cartilages getting burnt," said associate director Dr Navin Gnanasekaran. The teams then decided they would drill and scoop the tumour out using CT guidance. "So instead of a theatre, we decided to operate him in the CT room," he said.

After locating the tumour with the help of scan, doctors made a 5 mm skin incision, wrapped the tumour with a wire and scooped it out. "The image on the CT confirmed complete removal. Most of these patients can be discharged the same day," Dr Govindarajan said.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/chennai-doctors-turn-ct-scan-room-into-operation-theatre-to-remove-tumour/articleshow/71532430.cms
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