Successful treatment of Lt. Adrenocortical Tumor or Cushing's syndrome (+ Enlarge)
Mohini Nayak the two year old female child was brought to Apollo Hospital with H/O gaining excessive weight and became obese since 1 yr. She was treated by different doctors in multiple hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. After investigation in S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, it was found that the baby is suffering from Lt. Adrenocortical Tumour. Cushing Syndrome in Pediatric age group, particularly less than 2 years old child is a very rare condition, the incidence being 0.3 – 0.4 in one million child below 15yrs of age. Cushing’s syndrome may occur either due to Pituitary tumor or Adreno cortical tumor, said Dr. B N Mishra, Sr. Pediatric Surgeon, Apollo Hosipitals, Bhubaneswar. The baby had adreno cortical; tumor on left side, informed Dr. Mishra. Adrenal glands are present in our body just above and adjacent (Superiorly) to kidneys on both sides.
She had a very large tumor of left adrenal gland of size 10x6x3 cm size and such type of large tumors is usually malignant and rarely seen. However the biopsy does not show features of malignancy, but needs to be observed for a long time. Dr. Mishra informed that, her obesity will take time to reduce, may be six months to one year. Mohini got admitted on 12th November 2010.
Mohini comes from a very low socio-economic status. The child is the youngest of the three siblings and her parents in spite of their poverty tried their limited resources to provide the best medical treatment. Hopeless slum dwellers finally had a smile. Victory of life over death prevailed. Ashok Naik a low paid sweeper and his wife Jyotsna a domestic help sacrificed what ever little earning they did to save their youngest girl child of 2 years old, Mohini.
The girl became about 20kg within 1 year 2months. Finally parents lost all hope. Some couple of weeks back the heart touching story of the girl and her parents, featured in a local daily. The story dragged few social activists of Lions Club Bhubaneswar met the parent and resolved to take an attempt. After initial checkup, Apollo decided for operation with financial assistance from corporate houses and government of odisha.
It was risky and expensive. A group of expert doctors led by Dr. B.N. Mishra successfully operated the massive tumor after a long operation of three hours. The baby is now free of danger.