Doctors remove 600-gm lesion from child’s chest in Chennai

Doctors diagnosed it when the child was admitted for dengue fever treatment at a private hospital.
Image used for representational purposes only.
Image used for representational purposes only.

CHENNAI: Doctors at Mehta’s Hospital removed a 600-gramme lesion from the chest cavity of a five-year-old girl through thoracoscopic surgery. She was diagnosed with giant thymolipoma, a rare and formidable condition involving the formation of huge lesions within the chest cavity.

Doctors diagnosed it when the child was admitted for dengue fever treatment at a private hospital. She had reported a year-long history of fatigue, especially after mild to moderate physical activity, according to a press release. Doctors planned the surgical repair through a minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and removed lesion. The procedure was performed in November. Postoperative X-rays revealed no mass.

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