Oman health: Royal Hospital conducts first adrenal gland tumour surgery

Oman Monday 27/June/2016 20:52 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman health: Royal Hospital conducts first adrenal gland tumour surgery

Muscat: Adopting the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques followed at the international level, the Royal Hospital has accomplished an extraordinary achievement in the field of adrenal gland tumour surgery that is considered a first-of-its-kind in the Sultanate.
The medical team succeeded in removing a left adrenal gland tumour by performing a new laparoscopic operation called Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy. This approach enables the removal of the tumour from the back.
The first case of Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy in Oman and probably in the Gulf Cooperation Council involved a 34-year-old young man, who had difficulty controlling high blood pressure for about six months.
He was on four types of drugs to control his blood pressure and his blood tests showed very high Aldosterone and low potassium in the blood stream.
The CT scan and abdomen’s MRI showed a two centimetre-sized tumour called Adenoma in the left adrenal gland.
The endocrine surgical team was led by Dr. Riyadh Ahmed, senior consultant and head of the endocrine team at the hospital, which performed the procedure successfully.
The patient’s blood pressure was brought under control and his Aldosterone levels in the blood dropped to normal.
Speaking about the therapeutic technique, Dr. Riyadh Ahmed said this approach has many advantages, compared with other traditional therapeutic interventions that were performed through the abdomen.
Its advantages can be seen in various areas and the procedure takes less than an hour, the pain is much less, in addition to the fact that the patient can go home next morning and resume his normal life after two days of operation.