Latest tech used to remove esophagus tumor
Using minimally invasive surgery, doctors at Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital have removed a 5-centimeter tumor from a young man's esophagus.
The man surnamed Wu, from Zhejiang Province, felt discomfort behind his chest bone and had difficulty swallowing food starting early this year. Medical tests eventually discovered a large benign tumor.
Wu went to Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital for treatment and Dr Liu Feng from the hospital’s endoscope center opted to conduct surgery using cutting-edge technology called submucosaltunnel endoscopic resection.
During the two-hour surgery, doctors made just one small incision. The patient had almost no bleeding and no after-surgery complications after having a date-pit-sized tumor removed.
Doctors say people with difficulty swallowing should visit the hospital for diagnosis.