132-pound ovarian tumour removed from 38-year-old woman

May 04, 2018, 16:56 IST | mid-day online desk

On the first examination, the patient appeared malnourished with a weight of 350 pounds and an extensive tumour that was about 100 cm large

Representational picture

A 132-pound ovarian tumour, measuring around three feet, was removed from a 38-year-old woman at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, the US this year, doctors involved in the case reported. A medical team, including 12 surgeons removed the tumour in a 5-hour operation on February 14 this year, said Vaagn Andikyan, a gynaecologic oncologist for Western Connecticut Health Network and a lead surgeon on the case.

The tumour originated in the woman's left ovary and affected the peritoneal tissue adhering to the ovary, CNN reported. Doctors, therefore, removed her left ovary and her left fallopian tube, CNN added. Though the tumour was benign, it was compressing nearby blood vessels and was, therefore, a threat to the patient's life, CNN quoted the doctor as saying. The patient is now recovering well and has also returned to work as a teacher.

Doctors removed her left ovary, where it originated, her left (fallopian) tube, and affected the peritoneal tissue adhering to the ovary, CNN reported. Though the tumour was benign, it was compressing nearby blood vessels and was, therefore, a threat to the patient's life, CNN quoted the doctor as saying. She was also at a very high risk of developing blood clots. 

On first examination, the woman appeared malnourished with a weight of 350 pounds and extensive tumour that was about 100 cm large.

"The good part about this story is, we were able to save her reproductive organs," the doctor told CNN.

The patient reported that the tumour began growing at a rate of about 10 pounds per week in November 2017. She wishes to remain anonymous.

(Edited by mid-day online desk, with inputs from IANS)

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Tags

world news

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Mumbai Crime: Man kills model after sex, stuffs body in suitcase

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK