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Doctors Remove World's Biggest Kidney Tumor, Are Shocked At The Size

A surgical team at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital at Sion in Mumbai began surgery on a woman with a kidney tumor. The medical team was stunned by the actual size of the tumor, which was 50 times bigger than the actual kidney. After the intense surgery, the renal tumor is one for the Guinness Book of World Records.

Manju Devi said she had a lump on her right side for three years. It had become so debilitating that it was interfering with the woman's daily life, so she went in for an examination.

Doctors scanned her side and found that the 28-year-old woman had a large mass. The scan estimated the mass was shockingly about 31 cm long and 19 cm wide.

"She was no longer able to do her day to day activities because of the huge mass in her abdomen," said lead surgeon Dr. Ajit Sawant, a urologist. "In the past three years she had been referred to multiple hospitals, however because of the enormous size, the surgery was deferred."

Doctors realized that they could no longer allow this patient to go on with her condition. She was scheduled immediately for surgery.

"After thorough evaluation of her fitness to undergo major surgery, she was posted for radical right nephrectomy," said Dr. Sawant.

Nephrectomy is a kidney removal.

A team of surgeons began the operation and it proved to be even more difficult than expected. The woman had a massive tumor growing out of her kidney that dwarfed all of her other organs. It took the surgical team eight hours to remove it.

The tumor weighed in at 12 pounds. In comparison, the average kidney weighs slightly less than half a pound.

The Guinness Book of World Records was alerted about the tumor, and experts found it was genuinely the largest known kidney tumor.

While Devi's tumor may have been the largest kidney tumor, it's not the largest tumor. One woman in Buenos Aires was found to have a 50-pound tumor in her womb. That would be like carrying a 4 1/2-year-old child in your womb.

In Vietnam in 2012, a man had a massive tumor the size of a full-grown adult. The 198-pound tumor was growing from his leg, immobilizing him. The surgery to remove the tumor was extremely risky and the man was given only a 50 percent chance of survival, but the operation was a success and he went on to recover from the ordeal.

The biggest known tumor removed from a human body was growing from the ovary of a woman in California in 1991. The tumor reached 300 pounds and ballooned her abdomen like a massive beach ball. The patient couldn’t lie on her back because the tumor would have crushed her.

It took the doctors six hours to remove the tumor successfully. Thankfully, it was benign and the woman recovered. She left the operating room at 215 pounds, approximately 300 pounds lighter than she entered it.

Source: MailOnline
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