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Surgery for Solid tumours in Children


Surgery for Solid tumours in Children

Childhood is the most delicate phase of life, when a child goes through a string of health problems. Recovery can depend on the most effective mode of treatment. At Manipal Hospitals, we leave no stone unturned in offering best practices in the treatment of paediatric conditions, especially in the domain of solid tumours, so children turn out to be healthy as they grow into adults.



Why choose Manipal Hospitals

Certain tumours manifest differently in children, either benign or cancerous. Our paediatricians and paediatric surgeons put their specialized skills to optimal use in combating solid tumours in children. While some types of cancerous (malignant) tumours tend to occur in young children, others manifest in adolescents and young adults. Some children may become very ill while others may not display any symptoms. This is where our expert paediatricians determine which child needs chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. However, treatment for malignant solid tumours almost always involves all three treatment therapies.

Some solid tumours in childhood include, Wilms tumour, a common renal malignancy,  Hepatoblastoma, a common liver tumour, Paediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), a rare occurrence, Thyroid cancer, another uncommon childhood malignancy that could be related to radiation exposure or genetic predisposition, Paediatric germ cell tumours, Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) a malignant tumour of mesenchymal (stem cells) origin, and bone and lung tumours.





Solutions in paediatric surgery 

Our multidisciplinary team helmed by paediatric oncologists and onco surgeons, orthopaedic oncologists, a paediatric radiation oncologists, paediatric pathologists, paediatric radiologists and paediatric oncology nurses and other specialists, such as paediatric urologists, ophthalmologists and ears, nose and throat surgeons share their specialised skills to treat solid tumours in children. Understanding that the treatment process could be stressful for both, children and their families, we have a team of counsellors to take them gently through the therapy to comfort and assure them.





Infection control protocol

Children are prone to post-operative infections and require special care. Our firm infection control protocol does not compromise on safety and ensures vulnerable children are protected against infections of any kind.