MEXICO CITY — Mexican doctors have successfully removed a 33lb benign tumor from the body of a two-year-old child.
Dr Gustavo Hernandez said the tumor was heavier than the child who at the time of the surgery weighed 26lb.
Dr Hernandez said 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.
Dr Hernandez said it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumor. He said the operation marked the first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumor bigger than the person carrying it. Dr Hernandez added that the boy is recovering and doing well. — Agencies