Stunned surgeon removes 100-pound tumor from woman’s body (graphic photos)

A woman who had been battling a 100-pound tumor for five years had it surgically removed.

The Brazilian woman, who was 4-foot-9 and weighed 330 pounds, went to the clinic complaining of shortness of breath, which she said was brought on by the large tumor.

There, physicians found a tumor in her belly that was over a third of her body weight and weighed 100 pounds, or as much as a baby hippo.

Stunned surgeon removes 100-pound tumor from woman

Surgeons removed the tumour in an operation that lasted 2 hours, giving the woman a new lease on life.

Stunned surgeon removes 100-pound tumor from woman

Photos of the tumour are currently blowing up on Facebook after Dr. Boechat shared them online. The photos depict the growth before and after extraction from the woman’s body.

“It is not every day you operate on a tumor of that size!” presiding surgeon Glaucio Boechat told Jam Press of the unprecedented procedure, which went down on Aug. 31 at the Hospital São José do Avaí in Rio de Janeiro.

Stunned surgeon removes 100-pound tumor from woman

He added: “It was the biggest tumor I have operated on and certainly one of the biggest that anyone has ever removed.”

After a brief evaluation, the team decided to remove the titanic tumor immediately.

Stunned surgeon removes 100-pound tumor from woman

“There were about 13 or 14 people in the operating theatre,” Boechat described. “The whole hospital mobilized to perform the procedure for the patient.”

Two hours later, the tumour was extracted and the patient is “stable, and breathing without the help of any equipment,” according to the doctor.

Scientists speculated that the mass originated in the woman’s uterus but won’t know for sure until the results of the biopsy arrive in approximately 20 days, Jam Press reported.

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