Pune: In a remarkable medical achievement, MomStory by Sahyadri Hospitals, led by an expert team of doctors, including Dr Mini Salunkhe, Director & Head of Dept – Obstetrics, Dr Gauri Jagdale, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and Dr Sunil have successfully treated a 13-year-old schoolgirl, Priya (Name changed), for a rare ovarian condition.

Under the expert care of doctors from Sahyadri Hospitals, Priya underwent a laparoscopic cystectomy to address a large and complex ovarian cyst, this kind of cyst is not common in girls who haven’t started their periods yet.

Diagnosed in October’23, Priya presented with abdominal pain persisting for a month. Initial sonography and MRI revealed a substantial ovarian cyst (size 17*16*12 cm), with the ovary not separately visible. Also Read: Sahyadri Hospitals Collaborates with ImmunoACT for Advanced CAR-T Cell TherapiesNotably, all tumour markers were within the normal range except for a slightly elevated CA 125 (often found in people who have ovarian cancer).

The medical team, led by Dr. Mini Salunkhe, opted for a laparoscopic cystectomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure. This case is special because doctors accidentally found a big cyst in the ovaries of a 13-year-old girl. They then used a special method called laparoscopy to take it out. Dr. Mini Salunkhe said, “Post-surgery, Priya demonstrated remarkable progress, being able to walk within six hours of the procedure. The histopathological examination unveiled that the cyst was endometriotic, a rarity in premenarcheal girls. This unique aspect further underscores the significance of early diagnosis and advanced medical interventions in pediatric cases at Sahyadri Hospitals.” Dr Gauri Jagdale, who is part of the surgical team, remarked that. It is rare to encounter such a condition in a patient of Priya’s age.
Our successful laparoscopic intervention not only relieved her of the pain and discomfort but also provided a unique opportunity for learning and research in the field of pediatric gynaecology. Dr Gauri underscored the significance of timely diagnosis and appropriate intervention, particularly in instances where medical conditions diverge from the usual norms. Dr. Sunil, also part of the surgical team, added, This case exemplifies the collaborative efforts of our medical team and the effectiveness of minimally invasive techniques. Priya’s rapid recovery underscores the advantages of laparoscopic procedures in pediatric cases, showcasing the hospital’s commitment to advanced healthcare.\” This successful procedure at Sahyadri Hospitals is a testament to the hospital’s commitment to advancing medical care and embracing innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques, especially in pediatric cases. The hospital takes pride in playing a pivotal role in Priya’s recovery and remains dedicated to delivering high-quality healthcare with a focus on individualized treatment plans for every patient. Understanding Endometriotic Cyst – An endometriotic cyst is a small, fluid-filled sac that develops on the ovary due to endometriosis, a condition in which the uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus, usually on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic peritoneum. It is a type of ovarian cyst that is caused by a hormonal imbalance and can lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain, heavy menstrual periods, and infertility. Also Read: Sahyadri Hospital doctors perform mechanical thrombectomy on 62-year-old heart attack patient

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