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Shocked Doctors Successfully Remove World's Largest Ovarian Tumour

Shocked Doctors Successfully Remove World's Largest Ovarian Tumour

A woman is lucky to be alive after shocked doctors successfully removed the world's largest ovarian tumour from her body - weighing a massive 50 kilos (eight stone).

The 52-year-old woman, who asked to remain anonymous, had complained about her weight ballooning - unaware of the giant growth on her ovary.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

By the time she was able to undergo a gruelling operation to remove it - which took three and a half hours - the tumour had grown to make up 45 per cent of the woman's body weight.

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Dr Arun Prasad, who led the surgery on the woman at the private Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi, India, said he was left 'shell-shocked' by the tumour.

The doctor said he had never seen a case like it in his 30-year medical career.

Speaking after carrying out the operation on Saturday, Dr Prasad said: "I have not witnessed anything like this ever before during my profession - in over three decades of experience.

"We should consider it as a miracle that the woman is recuperating well after being operated on for over 180 minutes."

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The surgery took three and a half hours. Stock photo. Credit: PA
The surgery took three and a half hours. Stock photo. Credit: PA

The woman, who was admitted to hospital for surgery as Covid-19 cases continue to soar in India, had swelled to a massive 106 kilos (almost 17 stone) before her operation.

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But almost half of this weight was accounted for by the huge, benign tumour pressing on her ovary - which could have caused her ovary to explode if left untreated.

The patient had complained of not being able to walk as her feet swelled. She had also begun to suffer from severe anaemia which saw her haemoglobin drop - proving a daunting challenge for the team of surgeons during the operation.

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The woman had to undergo a blood transfusion before doctors were able to operate.

Dr Prasad said: "With a low level of haemoglobin, it was a major task for the doctors. However, we did our best, and eventually succeeded."

Another doctor involved in the surgery, Abhishek Tiwari, has said he is 'delighted' that the patient has quickly begun to recover.

He added: "She is lucky that the organs didn't fail. Otherwise, such pressure could have proved fatal for the patient."

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And Dr Prasad has praised his team of surgeons for doing a 'wonderful' job, explaining: "I see it as an incredible achievement the way the operation has been done.

"There was no room for error. The team put in commendable efforts, to say the least."

The patient is set to be discharged today (Sun), just the day after her surgery - in what Dr Prasad branded as a 'miracle'.

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]