Doctors remove 132-pound tumour from woman’s abdomen

Published: May 04, 2018 20:18:01

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully.

The ovarian tumour was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period, according to AP.

The doctors at Danbury Hospital announced Thursday that the five-hour surgery was completed successfully after extensive planning by a team of 25 clinical specialists.

The tumour was benign, but because it was sitting on a major blood vessel doctors say they were concerned about the patient’s heart.

The patient was also malnourished because the tumour was sitting on her digestive tract.

Pathologists have been conducting genetic tests on the tumour to learn why it grew so quickly.

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