Woman has 132-lb tumor removed in 5-hour surgical procedure

  • Medical staff at Danbury Hospital performed lifesaving surgery to remove a 132-pound ovarian tumor from  a woman in February
  • A team of surgeons, physicians, and medical staff were able to remove one of the largest known ovarian tumors in a five-hour surgery

A 132-pound ovarian tumor, measuring almost 3-feet, was surgically removed from a 38-year-old woman from Connecticut, United States.

The patient, who wished to be not named, reportedly disclosed that her tumor began growing at a rate of 10 lbs per week in November 2017.

A medical team of 20 physicians, which includes 12 surgeons, removed what they called as ‘one of the largest known ovarian tumors’ in a five-hour procedure on February 14 at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, said Vaagn Andikyan; a gynaecologic oncologist for Western Connecticut Health Network and a lead surgeon on the case.

The five-hour surgery includes multiple procedures to restore her normal body structure.

“I saw desperation in this lady’s eyes,” said Andikyan. “She felt that nobody could help her, and when I informed her, ‘Yes, ma’am, there is a good chance you will be back to normal,’ she felt much better.”

The woman who couldn’t walk and was severely malnourished because of the tumor’s size, is back now at her home raising her son and working again.

“She is in good medical health and in absolutely great physical condition,” Andikyan said. “She is resuming her normal functions.”