For the first time in the Clinical Hospital in Tetovo, a thoracic (chest) operative intervention was performed – resection of a tumor on the second right rib on the front part of the chest. The operation was performed by thoracic surgery specialist Dr. Ivan Karapetrov.
This is the first operation of this kind in the Clinical Hospital Tetovo and is a rare case. The excessive part in a rib bone tissue in a male person has been removed. The removed material was sent for pathohistological and immunohistochemical analysis. The patient has experienced great pains in that part of the chest that had not gone away completely even with analgesic therapy. Preoperative diagnosis with computed tomography and bone scan was required. Such cases imply the possibility of a biopsy, Dr Ivan Karapetrov informs.
This kind of operations come after the creation of a thoracic surgery clinic in January within the Department of Surgery at the Tetovo Clinical Hospital.