Twenty surgeons labored for five hours to remove a 132-pound ovarian tumor from a woman's abdomen - in one of the biggest tumor removals ever performed.
The 38-year-old patient had been left wheelchair-bound and starving by the benign mucinous ovarian tumor, which was suffocating her digestive tract as it grew at a rate of 10 pounds a week.
The removal, performed in one go in February at Connecticut's Danbury Hospital, took two weeks to plan due to its scale and proximity to almost all of her vital organs.
It was a success, and within two weeks the patient was discharged, expected to make a full recovery.
Now, the surgeons are studying the tumor to understand how it grew so rapidly.iPhone transfer software
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This is a picture of the woman going into surgery at Danbury Hospital in February with her 132-pound benign ovarian tumor, one of