Recently, a New Delhi man named Sanlal Pal had a four-pound tumor removed from his brain. Dr. Trimurti Nadkarni was the surgeon who performed the operation at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. Dr. Nadkarni said mentioned after the completion of the surgery that Pal’s brain tumor is the biggest he has ever seen and possibly the largest in the world. However, CNN was unable to verify those claims, as of yet.
Doctor Nadkarni made statements about the surgery, which took place on the 14th of February, that it was a difficult and life-threatening operation due to the fact that the tumor was burrowed within the brain. The medical team who assisted in the operation of removing the tumor from Sanlal’s brain had waited until he was stable and in recovery before making the massive tumor removal public.
The tumor had invaded Sanlal’s skull and quickly began to grow beneath his scalp. The sheer size of the tumor was squishing Sanlal’s brain, as Dr. Nadkarni explained. Due to the immense pressure put on the brain by the tumor, his optic nerves took a lot of damage, thus causing him to lose his sight. Currently, it is unknown if the tumor was benign or malignant. Fortunately, Dr. Nadkarni mentioned that Sanlal was not expressing any sort of cancerous symptoms.
As of today, Sanlal Pal is still in recovery at the hospital and is already up and walking around. The doctors say he has a fifty percent chance of gaining his vision back. Dr. Nadkarni was impressed and shocked by the size of this tumor and was extremely proud that the surgery was successful. Now they are performing tests on the tumor to find out if it holds any cancerous properties. Sanlal is “lucky to be alive”, said Dr. Nadkarni. What started off as a small area of swelling, quickly turned into a soccer ball sized mass that completely shocked the world.