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.
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.
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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