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Friday, May 4, 2018

132-lb. Ovarian Tumor Removed From Woman


A 132-pound ovarian tumor was removed from a 38-year-old Connecticut woman this February. A medical team, including 12 surgeons, removed it in a five-hour procedure at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. "During the surgery, we removed this gigantic tumor that originated from her left ovary. We removed her left ovary, her left (fallopian) tube, and we removed the affected peritoneal tissue that was adhering to the ovary. Ovarian mucinous tumors tend to be big, but tumors this big are exceedingly rare in the literature. It may be in the top 10 or 20 tumors of this size removed worldwide." Dr. Andikyan Although the tumor was technically benign, or noncancerous, and had not spread outside the ovary, it was compressing nearby blood vessels and was therefore a threat to the patient's life. "There were a lot of issues related to this very large tumor in the abdomen. She can't eat, she can't walk, and there are problems related to potential complications with this large mass compressing the venous system. She was at very high risk of developing blood clots because of compression of the blood flow." Dr. Chuang Mucinous ovarian tumors make up about 15% of all ovarian tumors and are notorious for being among the largest types of tumors known. Approximately 80% are benign. The physicians were able to save the patient's uterus and right ovary, meaning she can still bear children if she chooses. https://ift.tt/2HRhygM http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com

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