COIMBATORE: In a rare surgery, doctors of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH)successfully removed a gigantic tumour measuring 30cm and weighing 2.2 kg from the pelvic bone of a 30-year-old man.
The surgery, which was performed on a daily wage worker from Tirupur, lasted for four-and-a-half hours.
Dr Firoz Rajan, Surgical Oncologist at the CMCH, said, “The operation involved removal of a major portion of the hip bone from the lower part of the back bone (spine) without causing any damage to the hip joint. Osteochondromas are one of the most common non-cancerous bone tumours . Sometimes they appear in multiple areas and can have other members in the family developing the same feature due to genetic transmission.”