Doctors Remove 50-pound Tumor from Woman

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Doctors in Argentina say they’ve removed a tumor weighing 50 pounds from the uterus of a 54-year-old woman.

Gynecological surgeons at Gandulfo hospital in Lomas de Zamora said the woman had complained of the steady growth in her pelvic area for a year and a half, reported Thursday.

After the surgery, the woman, who had entered the operating room weighing almost 300 pounds, went home weighing 75 pounds less.

“I never tried a case with similar characteristics,” said Oscar Lopez, surgical coordinator at Gandulfo hospital.

The surgery lasted four hours, he said.

“We remove a tumor whose weight is comparable to that of a 4-year-old child,” he said.

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