MEXICO CITY (June 26, 2012)—Doctors in Mexico successfully removed a benign 33-pound tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child who weighed 26 pounds at the time of the surgery on June 14, Dr. Gustavo Hernandez said.
Hernandez said Tuesday the child from the northern state of Durango was born with a lump that eventually covered the right side of his body from his armpit to his hip.
Hernandez says it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumor.
Hernandez, the director of pediatrics at La Raza hospital, said the boy is recovering and doing well.
The doctor also said the operation marked the first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumor bigger than the person carrying it.