After 100 days of signing in system, My first operation shocked the world - Chapter 62
Chapter 62: Competition, Stepping onto the Stage [Part-4]
At this moment, the parents’ cries were so loud that all the patients in the emergency department were alarmed and turned to look.
Lin Feng quickly helped them up. “Please get up!”
It took a lot of effort to calm down the two parents. Lin Feng began to inquire about the origin of the condition. How could a young girl possibly have liver cancer?
- Family medical history: No one in the family has had liver cancer.
- Radiation exposure: None.
Finally, Lin Feng learned from the parents that due to their frequent overtime work and lack of time to cook for their child, they had stocked up on many instant noodles, ham, and cola, which the child ate daily!
This had been going on for over two years!
“How could you do this?” Lin Feng exclaimed.
“Two years! How could you have the heart to do this!”
“You parents, you give birth to a child but don’t care for them properly.”
“For making a little money, you let your child eat instant noodles daily?”
“Do you know how many harmful substances are in instant noodles?”
“She’s only seven years old!”
The parents were already in tears, kneeling on the ground, begging Lin Feng.
“I know I was wrong. Please, save my daughter.”
“As long as you save my daughter, I will be your servant in this life and the next!”
The reserved father even knocked his head against Lin Feng, thump, thump, thump~
The little girl, frightened, tugged at Lin Feng’s clothes and pleaded.
“Brother, don’t scold Mom and Dad anymore. They’ve been working so hard, busy for my sake…”
Lin Feng’s heart ached upon hearing this. Looking at this couple, although Lin Feng was angry, he quickly pulled them up. At this moment, the commotion reached the waiting area, and the patients in the emergency room rushed over to see what was happening.
“What’s going on? Is the patient scolding the doctor?”
“Is there a conflict between the doctor and the patient?”
“Hey, why is the patient kneeling in front of the doctor?”
The emergency room nurse quickly pulled away the patients and their family members. Director Zhou hurriedly rushed over and was taken aback when he saw the parents crying.
But after knowing the situation, Director Zhou was furious.
Other doctors and nurses arrived upon hearing the news, and after learning the details, they felt great sympathy for the little girl. Some emotional nurses even cried.
It was too pitiful, only 7 years old!
“Doctors, we know we were wrong. Please save our daughter!” The parents pleaded desperately.
Lin Feng sighed. What use was it to try to salvage the situation now?
“Let’s proceed with further examinations. Go for an MRI first, to determine the stage… There’s a better chance if it’s in the early stages…”
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, had a high accuracy rate for detecting 1.0 cm liver cancer. It also helped differentiate between benign and malignant tumors and determine if the liver cancer had spread to other body parts.
“Oh, and there are payment and admission procedures to be taken care of…”
“Okay, I’ll go and handle it right away,” said the reserved father, nodding quickly and rushing off in a panic to make the payment.
Unlike a regular CT scan, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan takes a long time, around 15-30 minutes, especially for abdominal scans. In complex cases, obtaining clear results could take at least 30 minutes.
Around noon, the parents returned to the emergency department, holding the little girl and the MRI results. Lin Feng opened the MRI report and furrowed his brow.
“Doctor..,” the father almost pleaded, fearing whenever he saw Lin Feng furrow his brow.
Lin Feng said, “I have both good and bad news… The good news is that liver cancer is still in the early stage and hasn’t spread, so it can be treated… However, the bad news is that the location of the liver cancer is in the left lobe of the liver, and what’s dangerous is that it’s close to the liver hilum…”
The father trembled, “What does liver hilum mean?”
Lin Feng explained, “The liver hilum is the area where the left and right liver ducts, left and right branches of the hepatic artery, left and right branches of the hepatic portal vein, liver nerves, and lymphatic vessels enter and exit… It can be said that it’s the most dangerous location in the liver!”
The father initially didn’t understand, but then he grasped the meaning.
Lin Feng continued, “The liver has a strong regenerative ability. Even if a large portion of the liver is removed, it will gradually grow back over a few years, approaching normal liver size. Additionally, under normal circumstances, a person typically only utilizes less than 20% of their liver function, so… in necessary cases, removing a portion of the liver doesn’t pose significant harm to the body.”
Lin Feng explained in simple language to ensure the parents understood.
“Now, your daughter is in the early stage of liver cancer, and the best approach currently is to remove the cancerous part of the liver.”
The father nodded, “I agree!”
The father might have been unwilling if Lin Feng hadn’t explained and simply suggested removing the cancerous part. However, after Lin Feng explained, he quickly agreed to the procedure.
Lin Feng nodded, “Alright, the next issue is that your daughter’s cancer is located near the liver hilum, about the size of a ping-pong ball. During surgery, there is a risk of damaging important structures such as arteries and bile ducts…”
“If we were to perform traditional surgery to remove it, there would be certain difficulties…”
“If I perform the surgery, I will employ the technique of ‘ex-situ liver tumor resection’…”
“In simple terms, it involves cutting off the liver, removing it from the body as a whole, completely excising the tumor under low temperature, and then transplanting the liver back into the body…”
“Remove it from the body?”
The parents were horrified.
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