- Shyamal Tirke had a massive tumour growing in his abdomen
- The villagers thought he was possessed with ghosts
- His family took him to a witch doctor, but that did not help
- They stopped talking to him and locked him up, but that wasn’t helpful either
- The family then decided to take him to the real doctors
A 49-year-old Indian man can finally live a normal life after doctors removed a massive tumour from his abdomen.
Shyamal Tirke’s 20kg tumour was so huge the villagers were convinced he was possessed with ghosts. His family took him to a local witch doctor to cure him.
Unfortunately, the witch’s medication did not help. Left with no option, the family stopped talking to him and locked him up in a room.
Concerned neighbours then chipped in to try and convince Tirke’s family to take him to the hospital to see the real doctors. The family agreed.
Tirke was taken for a free checkup at Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
X-ray revealed a massive malignant mass growing in Tirke’s abdomen. The medics identified it as Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma tumour, a rare form of cancer that develops in the fatty tissues in the abdomen near the kidneys, pancreas and bladder.
A team of three doctors reportedly managed to get rid of the massive tumor in a two-and-a-half hour operation.
“It is a very rare tumour. In fact, it's the first time the doctors have removed such a large tumour in SSKM. It took us two and a half hour to remove it. The patient is improving and will soon be back to his normal life,” says Dr Partha Sarathi Ghosh, who led the operation.
This video shows an X-ray of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma tumour:
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