132-pound ovarian tumor removed from woman's abdomen

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"I might expect to see a 25-pound [11-kilogram] ovarian tumor, but a 132-pound [60-kilogram] tumor is very rare", Dr Andikyan said in a statement.

Andikyan said the tumor blocking the digestive tract resulted in the patient becoming extremely malnourished. Although her mucinous ovarian tumor was later found to be benign and non-cancerous, it did pose a threat to her life because it was sitting on a major blood vessel, leading to concerns about her heart.

The woman had gone to her gynecologist after she experienced a rapid weight gain - about 10 lbs.

A colossal 60-kilogram (132-pound) ovarian tumor was successfully removed from a 38-year-old CT woman in February this year.

The team at Danbury Hospital wanted this woman's case to raise awareness of ovarian tumors, a surprisingly common problem for women of all ages. "We removed her left ovary, her left (fallopian) tube, and we removed the affected peritoneal tissue that was adhering to the ovary", said Dr. Vaagn Andikyan, a gynecologic oncologist at Danbury Hospital in CT. Medical residents conducted imperative research to aid in developing the care plan. This was because of the massive size of the tumor which went on to block the digestive tract. After a five-hour surgery, Drs.

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The surgeons were able to successfully remove the tumor, as well as the woman's left ovary, in a single operation. Excess skin stretched by the tumor's growth was also removed and the patient's abdomen was reconstructed.

Danbury Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and Inpatient Rehabilitation helped the patient to convalesce safely and quickly, and social workers helped the patient and her family to navigate her care plan.

The patient had been gaining about 10 pounds per week for two months. Researchers at the hospital are now carrying out genetic tests on the tissue to find out why the tumor grew so quickly.

"I'm so proud of Dr. Andikyan for his leadership and our entire team for having the courage to tackle this extraordinarily complex case". WCHN is a Network of exceptionally talented, compassionate clinical professionals that provide high-quality care no matter what the circumstances. "She can't eat, she can't walk, and there are problems related to potential complications with this large mass compressing the venous system", said Dr. Linus Chuang, one of the specialists involved in the case.