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Medical Services without borders – Tri-Service General Hospital successfully treated a Pathology Professor from the Philippines who had giant hepatic hemangioma.

Tri-Service General Hospital   Last Update:2015-10-27

Medical Services without borders – Tri-Service General Hospital successfully treated a Pathology Professor from the Philippines who had giant hepatic hemangioma.

Five years ago, John Dennis, a pathology professor from the Philippines had abdominal distension and felt a lump in the area; he was diagnosed with giant hepatic hemangioma (approximately 20 cm). Doctors in the Philippines thought surgical resection was infeasible and suggested him to consider liver transplantation. However, instead of liver transplantation, Prof. Dennis has been receiving conservative treatment for the past five years.

Later on, he began to feel abdominal pain, and started to seek for opinions from doctors in different countries. Recently, a student from Taiwan recommended him Dr. Chung-bao Hsieh, a surgeon in Department of General Surgery at Tri-Service General Hospital, who has in the past, successfully performed a surgical resection of giant hepatic hemangioma for a patient with a tumor over 30 centimeters. With the help from Center of International Medical Services in Tri-Service General Hospital, Prof. Dennis held a sense of hope and decided to fly to Taiwan for the treatment.

John was admitted to the hospital on May 3rd, 2015, and received a series of detailed examination that precisely calculated whether the remainder of liver after the hepatectomy (surgical resection of liver tumor) would be sufficient to maintain his life. On May 15th, Prof. Dennis received the surgery, with good condition in post-operative recovery, and was able to be discharged from hospital on May 25th.

Tri-Service General Hospital held a Medical Achievement Presentation in the morning of May 25th. “It is my pleasure to have successfully conducted the surgical resection of hepatic hemangioma for Professor Dennis. Amongst all the resections of hepatic hemangioma I have experienced in the past, the largest tumor was as big as 30 centimeters. Therefore, I was quite optimistic about the operative outcome this time. The biggest challenge of any surgical resections is the ‘hemorrhage’ during the surgery. Under the collaborative efforts of medical staffs in Tri-Service General Hospital, the blood loss during the surgery was estimated to be around 2,000 c.c., which was within the controllable range. Thus, this surgery is considered to be very successful,” said Dr. Chung-Bao Hsieh from Department of General Surgery in TSGH.

Professor Dennis who personally attended the presentation said emotionally: “Maybe he is from Buddha!” He specifically praised the remarkable medical skills of Dr. Chung-Bao Hsieh, especially his patience in explaining, communicating, and building Prof. Dennis’ trust for the medical staffs. These actions and considerations made Prof. Dennis felt relaxed, and accepted the surgical treatment calmly. Prof. Dennis is deeply grateful towards Tri-Service General Hospital for helping him become lively again.

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