Rare sinus tumor removed at SUM Sitalapalli campus

Berhampur: Surgeons at the Sitalapalli campus of Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here have successfully removed a rare sinus tumor from a 60-year-old suffering woman recently.

The patient came to the hospital complaining about intractable headache and complete nasal blockage which she had been enduring for several years. She was referred to the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department where Dr. Priyajeet Panigrahi examined her and advised for a CT scan.

The scan revealed a huge mass lesion arising from the lateral wall of the nose and extending to all sinuses abutting the skull base superior and nasopharynx posteriorly.

It was decided to take the surgical route and the tumor weighing about 300 grams was removed successfully to the relief of the patient through surgery conducted by Dr. Panigrahi.

Dr. Panigrahi, who was assisted by anesthesiologist Dr. Sarada Prasanna Dash, ANS Ms. Archana P. Tripathy and other OT staff during the surgery, said that such tumors were very rare.

Hospital sources said all kinds of surgery and treatment were being provided in the facility.