The patient, who is not named, was gaining 10 pounds a week for two months.
A 38-year-old woman is at home recovering after surgeons in Connecticut removed 132 pound ovarian cyst that was sitting on her digestive tract. The patient, who is not named, is expected to make a full recovery and is now back at a healthy weight, Fox 61 reported.
“I would expect to see a 25-pound ovarian tumor, but a 132 pound tumor is very rare,” said Dr. Vaagn Andikyan, of Danbury Hospital, told the news outlet. “When I met the patient, she was very malnourished because the tumor was sitting on her gut, and she uses a wheelchair because the tumor on weight.”
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While the ovarian cysts are usually small and may not cause symptoms, patients may experience pressure, bloating, swelling or pain in the lower abdomen. According to Medicine Plus, patients may require surgery if the cyst is causing pain, is a patient past the menopause, or if it does not go away.
The patient had are still around £ 10 per week for two months. The surgery lasted about five hours, and two dozen medical personnel, who were able to save her other ovary and reconstruct her stomach, Fox 61 reported.
“I wanted to help her, and I knew that we could at Danbury Hospital,” Andikyan said.