Surgeons remove the & # 39; the world's largest brain tumor & # 39; with a weight of 11 lbs after a man who is afraid of an operation makes him grow 20 years
- The man who is only known as Sakthivel lives in a city called Dindigul in South India
- He was afraid of an operation because his brother died during an operation
- And he also avoided seeking medical help because it was too expensive
- Surgeons performed a 10-hour operation to cut off monstrous growth
Surgeons in India have removed what they claim to be the largest brain tumor ever.
A 31-year-old man had reportedly left growth to his fate for twenty years because he was too scared and had little money to undergo surgery.
By the time it was removed, the tumor weighed no less than 5 pounds, which doctors say is larger than ever in medical reports.
His surgeon said the tumor – which the local reports said he was cancerous – was almost the same size as the rest of his head.
The man, only known as Sakthivel, is recovering well from the operation.
A man who was only known as Sakthivel, had been living with the tumor out of his mind for 20 years – between 11 and 31 years – and did not have the money to get medical help
& # 39; The patient came to our hospital in the second week of May with an enormous growth on his head and limitations of neck movements, & # 39; said Dr. J. Srisaravanan, the neurosurgeon who treated Sakthivel.
& # 39; He has (had) the tumor for about 20 years, but when his brother died from another operation, he feared undergoing surgery to remove the tumor. & # 39;
Dr. Srisaravanan removed massive growth in a 10-hour operation at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai in southern India.
The hospital was approximately 68 kilometers from the birthplace of Sakthivel, Dindigul.
Despite having suffered from growth since he was 11 years old, Sakthivel had never sought medical treatment.
He didn't have the money to pay for such a major operation and was also nervous because his brother died during another operation.
But when the tumor grew so large that Sakthivel had trouble moving his head and disrupted his daily life, he decided to seek help.
The average adult human head weighs between 10 and 11 pounds (approximately 5 kg).
Private hospitals reportedly asked Sakthivel for an equivalent of around £ 5,600 to perform the operation, so he sought help from a state-run hospital in the city of Madurai.
Medics said the tumor weighed no less than 11 lbs (5 kg) and felt that it was the largest tumor ever removed and that it was blowing the record of last year (1.8 kg) out of the water.
Sakthivel had left the tumor to get out of hand, partly because he was afraid of surgery after his brother died during surgery
Sakthivel, pictured with the medical staff operating and taking care of him after the monstrous tumor was removed, would recover well
First approaching private hospitals, who wanted 500,000 rupees (£ 5,658) to do the operation, he was subsequently operated on by a team of six doctors in a state-run hospital.
A story from the BBC revealed last year a man who is thought to be the 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg) brain tumor in the world – but Sakthivel is more than double the weight.
Dr. Srisaravanan said: "We have gone through medical literature and found nothing greater than the current case of Sakthivel."
No independent organization has confirmed that the tumor was the largest ever.
He added: & # 39; (Sakthivel) had social inhibitions because of the large swelling and did not want to meet people.
& # 39; In addition, when he approached private hospitals, they asked (500,000 rupees) – which was beyond his capabilities – for the surgery to remove the tumor. So he came to us.
& # 39; The tumor was almost as large as his head. I had never encountered such a large tumor in my head in my 15 year career in neurosurgery. & # 39;
DOCTOR REMOVE 3.9LBS BRAIN TUMOR
Indian surgeons said last year that they had removed the world's largest brain tumor from a 31-year-old man.
Santlal Pal, a clothing seller, had a mass of 3.9 lbs (1.8 lb), pulled by a team of experts in Mumbai in a giant operation.
The debilitating procedure, which took place at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, lasted seven hours, according to local reports.
Medici claimed the largest brain tumor that was successfully removed before weighing just 1.4 pounds.
Santlal Pal, a clothing seller, had a 4.1lb (1.9kg) mass pulled by a team of experts in Mumbai in a giant operation
Mr. Pal had complained about a progressive swelling of his scalp, headache and a loss of vision in both eyes.
He is thought to have endured the painful symptoms that are the story of a brain tumor, because he was just one.
By the time he was admitted to the hospital, he was blind and his scalp was swollen to look like he had mounted two heads on top of each other.
Professor Trimurti Nadkarni, who was at the head of the operation, said at the time: "The patient has recovered well and is now outpatient and on full feeding. He feels relieved by & # 39; a great burden on his head & # 39 ;.
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