Relief at last: Boy has tumour weighing heavier than himself removed in ten-hour operation

11:03 AM by Petar
Mexican doctors have successfully removed a 33lb benign tumour from the body of a two-year-old child.

Dr Gustavo Hernandez said the tumour was heavier than the child who at the time of the surgery weighed 26lb.
Dr Hernandez said 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.
Dr Hernandez said it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Centre in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumour.
He said the operation marked the first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumour bigger than the person carrying it.