A CASE REPORT OF EFFECT OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY, HOLISTIC, METABOLIC AND ONCOLOGICAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR A PATIENT DIAGNOSED WITH AN ANTERIOR ABDOMINAL WALL TUMOUR

Main Article Content

Dr. Anushka Pillai , Dr. Nigel Gonsalves

Abstract

Abstract


Abdominal wall tumors are very rare and are treated with surgery and chemo-radiation therapies. The current case report focused on an in-patient metabolic and oncological rehabilitation program for a 72-year old female patient diagnosed with an anterior abdominal wall tumor with provisional diagnosis of moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma suggestive of upper gastro-intestinal or pancreato-biliary origin was made as per the trucut biopsy report. Six outcome measures were used at end-points including Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), chest expansion measurements, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy- General (FACT-G). The different interventions used included advice on splinting techniques and splinted coughing, breathing exercises, range of motion exercises, incentive spirometry, functional training etc. These interventions contributed to the success of this in-patient rehabilitation approach. Thus, an interdisciplinary holistic metabolic and oncological rehabilitation program provides a positive prognosis in a post-operative case of Abdominal Wall Tumour which is moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma suggestive of upper gastro-intestinal or pancreato-biliary origin.


 

Article Details

How to Cite
Dr. Nigel Gonsalves , D. A. P. ,. (2024). A CASE REPORT OF EFFECT OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY, HOLISTIC, METABOLIC AND ONCOLOGICAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR A PATIENT DIAGNOSED WITH AN ANTERIOR ABDOMINAL WALL TUMOUR. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1713–1719. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/583
Section
Articles

Similar Articles

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >> 

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.