A mixed team of surgeons and anesthesiologists of the Military Medical Academy (MMA) and "Pirogov", led by Prof. Dr. Nikola Vladov, performed a unique operation on a baby with rare liver cancer.
The little patient is only 1 year and 2 months old and is struggling with the diagnosis of hepatoblastoma. Before the 3-hour surgery at the VMA, she underwent long-term chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor.
“We did a right hepatectomy. The operation was successful, the tumor was removed. The baby is fine, he is recovering," Prof. Vladov revealed. So far, such small children with similar tumors have only been operated on abroad, admitted the head of the Clinic for Liver-Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantology (KChPHT) of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
In the operating room, together with Prof. Vladov, were Assoc. Dr. Vasil Mihailov from KChPHT, as well as a team of pediatric surgeons led by Dr. Tsvetko Georgiev, who heads the Department of Neonatal Surgery and Congenital Malformations in " Pirogov".
At the head of the mixed team of anesthesiologists were the head of the Intensive Care Clinic at the Academy of Medical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Evelina Odiseeva and Assoc. Prof. Rumyana Andonova, who heads the Clinic for Pediatric Anesthesiology and Resuscitation in "Pirogov".
The operation of the baby is another good example of the excellent cooperation between the VMA and Pirogov. In January, a 10-year-old boy - again with a rare tumor - got a chance after being operated on by the teams of Prof. Nikola Vladov and Prof. Hristo Shivachev.