10-kg tumour removed from teenager’s abdomen

JHAPA: Surgeons at the Om Sai Pathivara Hospital, Birtamod have removed a 10-kg tumour from a teenager's abdomen recently.

The tumour was taken out from the abdomen of an 18-year-old teenage girl, a resident of Jyamirgadhi area in Mechinagar Municipality-15 in Jhapa district.

Doctors removed the tumor through a surgery using telescopic technology.

The girl was rushed to the hospital after she felt sudden and sharp pain in her stomach on August 25.

Her stomach bloated abnormally and the doctors' team took the mammoth task on the same day on Friday.

“The operation took two hours,” said Dr Sashi Singh.

“Three miniature holes were dented on the stomach to extract the tumour,” he added.

The medical team including doctors Suman Singh, Muskan Singh and Sashi Singh had performed the surgery.

Meanwhile, her health condition is said to be stable and she would be discharged in a few days, informed doctors.

Following the successful operation, the girl’s mother Hridaya Rajbanshi extended her gratitude to the doctors' team.

"Those who have saved my child's life are Gods," she said. She has also appealed for economic support and has cited her poor economic condition.

Earlier, a team of doctors from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital removed a tumour weighing 35 kg from the uterus of a 46-year-old woman on June 20 while 7-kg tumour was taken out from a child’s stomach at the Kanti Children’s Hospital on July 4.