Doctors last Friday removed a giant 15 stone tumour from a woman after living with it for five years.
Kamlesh Devi, 45, from Meirut, in Uttar Pradesh, in northern India left her ovarian tumour for years because her late husband and family feared the treatment would be expensive. Even though she suffered though unbearable pain for years, she agreed with her husband.
Her husband died six years ago and Ms Kamlesh decided to finally see a doctor. She discovered she was entitled to free treatment as part of an Indian poverty scheme.
The surgeons took just three hours to remove the massive tumour, which weighed the same as a large man, from her right ovary.
“She was in severe pain when she came to the hospital. The tumor had started leaking and it would have turned fatal if there was any further delay. Three units of blood were infused during the surgery and then the patient was kept in ICU for a day. She is recovering well and we’re now waiting to the results of the tests taken on the tumour.” said Surgeon Dr A S Jaggi.
“I’ve never seen such a tumor in my whole career. Ovarian tumors are common but never this big. It must be three feet in length and two feet in width, it’s huge. The tumor has now has been sent to a pathology lab for tests.” he added.
Dr Jaggi said that the hospital has also contacted India’s version of the Guinness Book of Records, the Limca Book of Records to see if the tumour qualifies for a recognition.
Source: Cover Asia Press/Mirror