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Doctors Remove 33lbs Tumour Weighing More Than The Two-Year-Old Carrying It

27/06/2012 12:46 | Updated 22 May 2015

A massive tumour weighing more than 2 stones (33 lbs or 15 kgs) has been removed from a two-year-old. The tumour was so big it weighed more than the boy himself.

Doctors remove tumour weighing more than a child from toddler boy

AP An X-ray showing the enormous benign tumour

What started as a benign lump, ended up growing over the right side of the Jesus Rodriguez's body, from his armpit to his hip, and weighed 33lb.

Doctors at La Raza Medical Centre in Mexico City carried out a complex operation over 10 hours to remove the tumour.

Doctors remove tumour weighing more than a child from toddler boy

AP Jesus Rodriguez holds onto the hand of his mother Maria Fernandez

Dr Gustavo Hernandez, director of pediatrics at La Raza hospital where the operation took place, said the surgery marked the first time Mexican doctors had removed a tumour larger than the person carrying it.

In August 2010, doctors removed a tumour weighing nearly 56lb from the womb of a 54-year-old Argentinian woman.

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