Thursday 18 January 2018

Giant tumour removed from child, 2

An X-ray-like image of Mexican two-year-old Jesus Rodriguez, prior to having a benign tumor removed from his body (AP/IMSS)
An X-ray-like image of Mexican two-year-old Jesus Rodriguez, prior to having a benign tumor removed from his body (AP/IMSS)

Mexican doctors have successfully removed a 33lb benign tumour from the body of a two-year-old child.

Dr Gustavo Hernandez said the tumour was heavier than the child who at the time of the June 14 surgery weighed 26lb. The child from the northern state of Durango was born with a lump that eventually covered the right side of his body from his armpit to his hip, he said.

It took doctors at the La Raza Medical Centre in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumour. Dr Hernandez is the director of paediatrics at La Raza hospital.

He said the boy is recovering and doing well. The doctor also said the operation marked the first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumour bigger than the person carrying it.

Press Association

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