A multidisciplinary team is set up to provide proper diagnosis and treatment to this disease that is often neglected due to low public awareness.
Statistics from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry show that malignant musculoskeletal tumours are uncommon, with only about 250 new cases per year. As a result, public awareness is low and the risk of misdiagnosis is high and may worsen with lack of proper surgery and treatment.
Without proper image scanning and pathological examinations, musculoskeletal tumours can be easily misdiagnosed. A hastily planned surgery without concrete diagnosis also exposes the patient to unnecessary risks, including the possible spread of tumour
cells during surgery. This could increase the complexity of subsequent surgeries, and may even require amputation due to lack of proper treatment or affect patients’ survival rates."
- Dr Timothy So, Director of the Musculoskeletal Tumour Centre and Honorary Consultant in Orthopaedics & Traumatology at Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
Fear not for this is not a beast machine out of a Transformer movie. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that was installed in the new Proton Therapy Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
A 27-hour surgery supported by an army of 60 healthcare professionals. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this case, it was what it took to separate a pair of conjoined twins.
Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani is the first private hospital in Malaysia to introduce a new minimally-invasive procedure known as Rezum Water Vapour Therapy, to help men seeking treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong’s Peritoneal Malignancy Treatment Centre has introduced new intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedures, including Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Pressurised Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC).
Our Pharmacy staff at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong are now able to devote more time to serve our patients, thanks to the newly installed fully-automated vial-filling machine that can dispense medication with efficiency, safety and accuracy.