Dubai surgeons remove world’s largest adrenal tumour


Dubai Health has announced the successful removal of the world's largest adrenal tumour during a four-hour procedure at Dubai Hospital.

The tumour weighing 9.4 kg and measuring 27 cm x 26 cm was removed from a 69-year-old patient, who was referred to the hospital's emergency unit due to a massive abdominal mass discovered during a scan.

Struggling with walking and breathing for months prior to surgery, the patient’s condition necessitated immediate specialised care.

The surgery was performed by a multidisciplinary team of experts from urology, oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, vascular surgery, general surgery and anesthesia.

"Due to the tumour's size and its compression on vital structures, surgical intervention posed considerable challenges. However, without intervention, the patient's survival was at high risk," said Dr. Fariborz Bagheri, Consultant Urologist at Dubai Hospital, who led the operation.

"The enormous success of the procedure is a huge testament to our medical staff here at Dubai Hospital, putting in practice our Patient First promise focused on delivering high-quality care for patients," added Dr. Mariam Al Raeesi, CEO of Dubai Hospital.

Dubai Hospital is one of the largest specialised tertiary hospitals in the UAE. As part of Dubai Health, the first integrated academic health system in the emirate, the facility provides comprehensive services in all healthcare disciplines.


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