KIMS doctors perform rare surgery, removes a pericardial cyst from a woman
Hubballi: The doctors of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) performed a rare surgery and saved the life of a woman by removing a pericardial cyst, a rare type of benign (non-cancerous) cyst that develops in the pericardium, which is the sac-like membrane that surrounds the heart. It is usually filled with fluid.
Doctors team led by Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Assitant Professor in CVTS Department Dr Khobbanna M Kattimani performed this surgery that lasted for two hours.
Dr Kattimani told hubliexpress.com that Nilavva, 54, a resident of Kundagol taluk walked into the hospital on February 14 with complaints of cough, swelling in the face, and breathlessness. A cardiac CT scan was performed, and the cyst was visible, he said. The doctor said that the cyst was measuring 15 by 9 cm and was compressing the SVC on its right side; it was putting pressure on the heart, lungs, and other nearby organs, he said.