Kidney tumour removed without scars in world first in Milan

Sucking tube inserted into neck by robot at Niguarda Hospital

(ANSA) - MILAN, JUN 8 - A kidney tumour has been removed without leaving scars on the organ in a world first at a Milan hospital, sources said Tuesday.
    The tumour was more than 20 cm long and extended up to the heart of the 83-year-old patient.
    It was removed without having to open up the abdomen or chest thanks to the combined use of a robot and a tumour-sucking tube, which was inserted into a vein in the patient's neck.
    "This is the first time in the world that such an intervention has been attempted," the Niguarda Hospital sources said. (ANSA).
   

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