VietNamNet Bridge – The Can Tho Oncology Hospital in Can Tho City has removed an ovarian tumor weighing 32 kg for a woman from the southern province of Hau Giang.
The patient is a 54-year-old Khmer woman, who was hospitalized in a state of severe exhaustion, difficulty breathing when lying as her belly was very big.
Through examination, doctors discovered a lot of fluid in her belly. A CT-scan showed a giant tumor that occupied the entire abdomen, compressing other organs, and her kidneys full with water.
Dr. Huynh Thao Luat, Deputy Director of Can Tho Oncology Hospital, said doctors withdrew about 20 liters of fluid from the tumor, cleaned the abdomen and cut the tumor.
After successful surgery, the patient gradually recovered.
The patient’s family said the woman saw doctors and knew about the tumor over 6 years ago. She did not go to hospital for treatment but took herbal medicines. Due to improper treatment, her belly got bigger and bigger.