Spain surgeons cut 25kg tumour from woman's womb
MADRID (AFP) - Surgeons in Spain successfully removed a giant benign tumour weighing 25kg from the womb of a 47-year-old woman, the hospital treating her said on Wednesday.
The head of obstetrics and gynaecology at Torrevieja Hospital in eastern Spain, Eduardo Cazorla, "said that in his 20-year career he had never treated such a case", the hospital said in a statement.
It said that scientific publications recorded only about five cases of such giant tumours - defined as bigger than 11.3kg - in the world.
The woman was referred to the hospital by her family doctor after complaining of discomfort and weight gain in her torso.