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2.7 kg tumour removed from woman's stomach

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MANGALORE, JULY 12. Doctors at the A.J. Hospital and Research Centre here removed a tumour weighing 2.7 kg from the stomach of a 38-year-old woman recently.

Ashfaque, consultant general surgeon, and Jalauddin Akbar, consultant surgeon, operated upon the woman for five hours to remove the large hepatic tumour, a press release issued by the hospital said.

The surgery was performed on May 17 and the patient was discharged from the hospital a week ago, it added.

The tumour measuring 25x25x20 cm was bigger than a football, the release said. It was being preserved in the laboratory of the hospital. The women had been seeking treatment for the past four years, the release said. Her family doctor noticed the "fullness in the upper abdomen" and she was brought to the hospital, it added. On a thorough check-up, a large cystic mass abutting the liver, stomach, pancreas, and duodenum had been found.

The release said that less than 200 such incidents were reported worldwide, of which 80 to 85 per cent were seen in women in the age group of 30 to 50.

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