Zlin - Czech doctors removed a 36-kilogramme malignant tumour from the stomach of a 47-year-old woman and the patient is recovering after the seven-hour operation, Zdenek Adamik, head of the obstetrics and gynaecology department of the Zlin Regional Hospital, told CTK today.
Lékaři ve zlínské nemocnici vyoperovali v polovině prosince z těla sedmačtyřicetileté pacientky zhoubný nádor o hnotnosti 36 kilogramů. Snímek je z 18. prosince. ČTK Krajská nemocnice T. Bati
All the tissue removed weighed 66 kilogrammes.
"The patient weighed 117 kilos before the operation and now she weighs 51 kilos," Adamik said.
The risky operation was the only way to save the woman´s life, head surgeon Jiri Klein said.
The woman´s health prognosis is still unclear and it will depend on the histologic examination.
The tumour grew from the womb and the peritoneum. It had more than one meter in perimeter.
The doctors wondered that the woman had not seen a doctor and why she kept her health problems secret.
"It is strange that the family and friends were unable to react to what was going on with the lady because just the weight of the tumour confined her to bed and she could not live a normal life," Klein told public Czech Television (CT).
The doctors will work out a report on the extraordinary case.