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City Scripts History With First Keyhole Liver Surgery

Deccanchronicle
08 September 2011
Bengaluru, India

It was a journey back to life from near death. After being operated on for rectal cancer and post–operative chemotherapy just one year back, this 69–year–old man was back in hospital diagnosed with liver cancer that required surgery.

“After going through surgery and sessions of chemo and radiotherapy for one type of cancer, I was shattered when the liver cancer was diagnosed. Even doctors were sceptical that another surgery would succeed,” says Lingappa (name changed).

However, the surgery was performed. Lingappa’s doctors claim he is the first person in Karnataka to have undergone keyhole liver surgery for metastatic cancer. “This problem of malignancies in the large intestine has a prevalence rate of 1 to 3 per 1 lakh people, and in 25 per cent of the cases, it is genetic. But in 75 per cent of cases, the causative factor is not known,” said Dr Neel Shetty, consultant surgical gastroenterologist at BGS Global Hospitals.

“There is a misconception that when metastasis to the liver occurs in colo–rectal cancer, it is incurable. In this case, with the help of keyhole surgery, we proved that there is an option for people who develop cancer again in the liver after being diagnosed for rectal cancer, to survive and lead their life well,” said Dr G. Srikanth, director of gastroenterology services at BGS Global Hospitals.

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