Doctors remove child's 15kg tumour

2012-06-27 18:02

Mexico City - Mexican doctors say they have removed a 15kg tumour from the body of a two-year-old child who weighed only 12kg.

Dr Gustavo Hernandez says 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.

Hernandez, the director of pediatrics, says it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Centre in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumour on June 14.

It's the first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumour bigger than the person carrying it.

The doctor also said the boy was recovering well.

  • shubnam.patel - 2012-06-27 19:00

    That's great news... Hope he gets well soon so he can then enjoy his childhood he missed out on

  • Virginia - 2012-06-28 08:00

    Oh fantastic for this little mite. Congratulations to the surgeon/s who operated on him.

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