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Oct 30 : The most common primary liver cancer is Hepatocellular carcinoma. In order to surgically remove this type of cancer, it requires good surgical expertise. In 3-15% of patients, this cancer can rupture and causes severe abdominal pain and bleeding. Patient presented to Father Muller Medical College Hospital with abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a ruptured liver tumor. Patient was stabilized and taken up for surgery at the earliest. The operation took four hours in total, where the whole of the tumor measuring 11 x 14cms was removed. This type of surgery requires excellent team work, which includes surgical, anesthesia and nursing staff. The primary surgeons were Dr. Erel Diaz, Professor and Dr. Leo Francis Tauro, Professor & HOD, Department of General Surgery who were assisted by Dr. Chirag Pereira and Dr. Supraja Subramaniam while Dr. Radhesh Hegde was anesthetist in-charge assisted by Dr. Nichelle Saldanha and Dr. Don. Patient did not have any intra-operative or postoperative complications following the major surgery and was discharged after 10 days.

Various liver surgeries ranging from simple liver cyst to complex liver tumors are routinely performed at Father Muller Medical College Hospital. The hospital has highly advanced operation theaters and equipments to perform these types of surgeries at an affordable price for the common.

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