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Argentina docs remove world's largest tumour from patient's womb

By Nairita Das
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Melbourne, August 26 (ANI): Doctors in Argentina have successfully removed what they believe is the world's largest malignant tumour from the body of a woman.

Weighing a shocking 23kg, the tumour had been growing inside the 54-year-old woman's womb for a year-and-a-half and took four hours to remove, The Daily Mail reported.

"I've never seen anything like it in my 34 years of medical service," News.com.au quoted Oscar Lopez, surgical coordinator at Gandulfo hospital in Lomas de Zamora, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, as saying.

"We removed a tumour whose weight is comparable to that of a four-year-old child.

"In layman's terms, it was as if this woman had been pregnant with quintuplets," Lopez added.

The woman had entered the operating theatre weighing 140kg and returned home 35kg lighter due to the surgical procedure. She is said to be recovering well. (ANI)

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