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Doctors Save Man With Rare Cancer

Times of India
29 July 2010
By Pallavi Mukherji
Mumbai, India

For years, Ramesh Maule (45) suffered from acute stomach ache. To make matters worse, the cramps were followed by pain in the knees and bouts of vomiting. But Maule is now on road to recovery, thanks to doctors at the state–run GT Hospital near CST.

Maule, who approached doctors at GT Hospital on July 6, was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare aggressive cancer which affects 1 in 1.5 million people annually. A team comprising Dr Jitendra Sankpal and Dr Vivek Tilwani successfully removed the tumour in a six–hour surgery.

“It was a miraculous surgery. The survival chances of such patients were seen as very slim,” said Dr Tilwani. Doctors will soon put Maule on chemotherapy. Maule, who works as a peon at an office in Santa Cruz, said,“The doctors have given me a new lease of life.”

“The tumour was encroaching upon the left kidney,” said Dr Tilwani. On July 22, an open abdomen surgery was performed on Maule and his left kidney, which had been severely damaged by the tumour, was removed.“We had a hard time operating on Maule as his blood pressure kept fluctuating drastically,” said Dr Tilwani.

Ramesh Maule (45)Ramesh Maule (45) was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare aggressive cancer which affects 1 in 1.5 million people annually

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