Prime Hospitals performs a rare ‘Adult Cardiac
Rhabdomyoma Surgery’ first time in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad|India|August'2011: Prime Hospitals, with two full
fledged, multi-speciality branches in Hyderabad (Ameerpet and Kukatpally)
with a cumulative bed strength of 300, makes the city proud by doing a
rare surgery - Adult Rhabdomyoma surgery, on a 25 year old male patient.
The said patient previously approached various hospitals for the same
surgery and was rejected everywhere because of high risk of death during
surgery. He subsequently approached Prime Hospitals, and was treated
successfully and is now fast recovering and ready to be discharged.
Cardiac Rhabdomyomas are the most common primary tumors of the heart in
infants and children. But they are so rare in adults that only 100 such
cases are reported across the world so far since 1996. A Doctor team of
Prime Hospitals including Dr. B. Vengal Reddy Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Dr.
C. Raghu, MD.DM FICP (France), Interventional Cardiologist; and Dr. M. S.
S. Mukharjee, Interventional Cardiologist, performed the operation on the
16th of August.
Cardiac Rhabdomyoma is a condition where there is a tumour in the heart
chamber. In this case of this patient, the tumour was in the left
ventricle of the heart i.e. within the pumping chamber of the heart,
causing impairment of pumping and rhythm disturbances of the heart.
Without surgery, the patient may have obstruction to the flow of blood and
may die of heart failure. This rare surgery was performed for the first
time in Andhra Pradesh. The surgery continued for three hours informed Dr.
C. Raghu, speaking to the media men. This operation was done under special
permission from the Aarogyasri Trust within its limit of Rs.75000/-.
Otherwise it would have cost anywhere between Rs. 14-15 lakh rupees,
informed Dr. C. Raghu while addressing the conference.
Addressing a Press Conference in city today, Dr. B. Vengal Reddy, the
Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon of the Prime Hospitals said that Cardiac
tumors are rare at any age. Rhabdomyoma is one of the few rare tumours of
the heart. They have an estimated occurrence rate of 1 in 6,000 to 1 in
10,000. In India a very few such surgeries are performed. Prime Hospitals
is the only hospital among the 40 plus super specialty hospitals in the
state to achieve this distinction.
Cardiac rhabdomyoma is a rare tumour (190 cases in the literature so far).
Since the first operation in 1959 in the US, the tumour has been removed
in very few patients. An undesirable scar in the pumping chamber, the
impairment of pumping and rhythm disturbances are the common complications
of the surgery. The adult form of rhabdomyoma occurs primarily in
middle-aged and older individuals and usually (70% of cases) in males, Dr.
Adding to the information, Dr. M.S.S. Mukharjee, Consultant Cardiologist
said that though Cardiac rhabdomyoma is the most common benign cardiac
tumor in infants, in adults, it is very rare. These tumors in the
childhood are often spontaneously reversible but are associated with the
right or left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, rhythm abnormalities
and heart failure in adults, in whom surgery is often necessary.
Prime Hospitals has expert and renowned doctors, state of the art medical
infrastructure which includes the advanced Cath Lab, CT Scan, Color
Doppler, Ultrasound and other diagnostic services with fully equipped
labs. All these combine to provide round the clock prompt and accurate
treatment. As a leading healthcare provider, the hospital provides
patients with the latest technological innovations for diagnosis and
treatment of the most acute clinical conditions. This is made possible by
the compassionate care and expertise of doctors providing the "Healing
Touch" to the patient. The Hospital has trained staff including nurses;
full time doctors and support staff to provide round the clock
personalized attention and care leading to faster recovery of patients.