World’s 1st Documented Surgical Removal Of Large Neuroectodermal Tumour Successfully Performed At HCGMCC

Nashik, June 12: HCG Manavata Cancer Centre (HCGMCC) has achieved a ground-breaking medical milestone with the successful surgical removal of a large neuroectodermal tumour in the neck. The operation marks the world’s first documented case of such a procedure, underscoring the hospital’s expertise and commitment to innovative cancer treatment. Mrs Jayashree Pardeshi, a 56-year-old long-term breast cancer survivor from Jalgaon, was diagnosed with a neuroectodermal tumour. Last month, upon visiting the hospital, Dr Raj Nagarkar, Chief Robotic Surgeon and Head at HCG Manavata Hospital, recommended surgery as the only viable treatment option. The surgery required exceptional precision due to the tumour’s attachment to multiple vital structures in the neck. Despite these challenges, the surgical team successfully removed the tumour.

“Mrs Pardeshi faced a new medical challenge two years ago when she developed a swelling on the left side of her neck. Imaging and biopsy confirmed it as a neuroectodermal tumour, an exceptionally rare condition with only five cases reported globally. Initially, the patient underwent two rounds of chemotherapy but discontinued further treatment. Returning a year later, the tumour had significantly grown, causing severe discomfort and restricting her head movement. We knew immediately that the best course of treatment at this stage was surgery, and we are glad that just ten days post-operation, the patient is significantly relieved and is recovering well,” says Dr Raj Nagarkar, Managing Director & Chief of Surgical Oncology & Robotic Services, HCG Manavata Cancer Centre (HCGMCC) & Hospitals.

Dr Nagarkar, along with his experienced team comprising Dr Rajendra Dhondge, Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Dr Mohsina Hussain and Dr Koustabh Kumar, Consultants in Head and Neck Oncosurgery; and Dr Vishal Rana, Resident Doctor, performed the surgery to extract the tumour, which weighed approximately 800 grams and measured 15 centimetres in diameter.

“The case not only underscores the rarity of neuroectodermal tumours in the neck but also the complexity and success of the surgical intervention. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented case of such a large neuroectodermal tumour being surgically removed. This achievement showcases the remarkable capabilities of our surgical team and reaffirms our commitment to providing world-class care to our patients,” concludes Dr Nagarkar.

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