YEN.com.gh has gathered that surgeons at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) have removed a rare tumour from a 52-year-old patient.
Information available shows that the team used 10 hours in removing the Pseudomyxoma Peritonei tumour, using cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC methods.
YEN.com.gh understands that the Intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion (HIPEC) is a type of hyperthermia therapy used in combination with surgery in the treatment of advanced abdominal cancers.
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Taking to their Facebook page, the hospital reported that the procedure is the first in West Africa and the tumor weighed 10 pounds or 4.5kg.
The lead surgeon, Dr. Asare Offei, was assisted by Dr Henry Obaka, Dr Fred Osei (Anaesthetist), Prince Kwame Amponsah, Regina Hayford, Jemima Akwetey and Kwaku Frimpong.
In an earlier report, YEN.com.gh disclosed that there is currently only one paediatric cardiologist in Ghana.
Dr Nana-Akyaa Yao is the only doctor in Ghana who specialises in taking care of the hearts of infants and little children.
According to a Myjoyonline.com report sighted by YEN.com.gh, every heart defect of any child living anywhere in Ghana requiring special attention must find Dr. Yao.
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