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60kg tumour, removed from woman’s abdomen, had been growing at 4.5kg a week

Woman in Connecticut is expected to make full recovery after removal of huge ovarian tumour

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 May, 2018, 8:46am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 May, 2018, 8:46am

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 60kg 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 4.5kg per week over a two-month period.

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.