A 46-year-old man consulted with the Interventional Radiologist at Alexis Hospital with a history of left knee pain for three months. He was reviewed by Dr Mohammad Zuber, Interventional Radiologist at Alexis Hospital, and advised to do an MRI scan. The scan reports of the knee revealed the presence of a benign tumour of the knee bone. He also underwent CT guided biopsy for further histopathological evaluation, which revealed a benign bone tumour, a giant cell tumour of the knee bone. In view of the findings, Dr Zuber advised him for surgery. The patient was not comfortable, fearing a longer hospital stay and post-surgery pain. He was then educated and counselled for minimally invasive image-guided procedures (MIIPs) by Dr Zuber, who readily agreed with confidence.
A giant cell tumour is a benign tumour of bone, also known as osteoclastoma. It is a locally aggressive bone tumour seen in adults who are 20-30 years of age. The standard treatment involves surgical resection/ curettage with local adjuvants like phenol or bone cement.
Dr Zuber planned for Percutaneous Image-Guided Microwave Ablation of Bone tumour with Zoledronic acid-infused polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cementoplasty, one of the latest procedures in the stream of interventional radiology. It is a minimally invasive procedure with less pain, shorter hospital stay and fewer complications with no cuts or scars post-surgery, and the outcomes are almost at par with the traditional surgery.
This procedure was performed under local anaesthesia. Microwave ablation uses thermal energy to treat the tumour with very less chances of recurrence. Zoledronic acid-infused PMMA cement helps in bone formation within the tumour cavity. The total procedure time was less than 40 mins, with the patient being able to walk just after the procedure. The patient was discharged the next day and went walking without any pain.
Further, follow-up care was given under the care of Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Amol Dongre along with the team of Radiologists including Dr Niraj Kanchankar, Dr Shahab Sharif, Dr Meghna Ganvir & Dr Nikhil Landge.
Dr Zuber says, “Patient has been treated with the most technically demanding and advanced technique. Also, this minimally invasive procedure has been performed first time in India. Minimally invasive surgery helps in faster recovery and short hospital stays. Results of this procedure are similar to traditional surgery.”
The patient is happy and doing his daily routine activities hassle-free without pain. He says, “I never imagined getting treated so easily and back to normal life so soon. Post-surgery recovery was my biggest fear which was taken care of so well with this advanced procedure at Alexis. I will forever be thankful to Dr Mohammad Zuber and his team at Alexis Hospital for the quality of care.”
Dr Tushar Gawad, Director of Administration at Alexis Hospital, shares, “This is the true advantage of a well-equipped tertiary care super speciality hospital with the best team of doctors who are ever ready to extend the best and advanced treatment options, helping each other in the patient’s interest for best outcomes.”
About Alexis Multispecialty Hospital
Alexis Multispecialty Hospital is an offering and initiative of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, UAE, to help serve the entire Central India community by providing the highest quality of medical care across various disciplines. The hospital employs renowned specialists and medical personnel supported by the latest cutting-edge technology offering all-around care and comfort.
This state-of-the-art distinctive 200 bedded set-up offers end-to-end multispecialty services in the areas of Comprehensive Oncology Care & Radiotherapy, Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Critical Care, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Urology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Critical Care (CCU, ICU, NICU, SICU) & Internal Medicine, Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy, Trauma Services, Interventional Radiology & Preventive Medicines. To address the clinical requirement of Central India, Alexis Multispecialty Hospital will also have a Comprehensive Organ Transplant Unit.