A tumor weighing 20 KG was removed from the left ovary of a 51-year-old woman in Chromepet.
The patient named Rathi found it difficult to breathe and move around with a huge tummy. She was brought to the Government Hospital for Women and Children in Egmore by her daughter. She told doctors that she had been suffering from stomach pain for a decade and got to know about the tumor in her ovary seven years ago.
“Doctors told her that she might undergo surgery and this scared her. She refused to take any therapy. This delay worsened her condition and put her in the high-risk category,” said Dr. Sampath Kumari, hospital superintendent.
The medical tests performed showed that she had a large ovarian tumor that was pressing against her abdominal organs. The team of doctors removed the tumor along with the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
“I didn’t think I would live through the surgery. I am happy to be alive”, says Rathi.
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