BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Indeed nature has its oddities, tumors being one of them. By default, tumors sprout from abnormal cell division and can take virtually any shape. But what about the larger ones? A team of surgeons managed to remove a 15-pound tumor from a young woman hailing from Lima.
Although tumors come in all sizes and shapes, there are only two types: benign tumors, which are usually safe, meaning once they are removed from the body they no longer pose a threat to the patient and malignant tumors, which usually point to cancer.
Usually, tumors are pretty small, roughly the size of a ping-pong ball if we take into account astrocytoma. However, there are a couple of tumors which can grow quite big, benign mucinous cystadenoma being one of them.
Recently, a team of surgeons from Peru managed to extract a 16-pound tumor from the abdomen of a young woman. Irianita Rojas Rasma, from Lima, lives in a remote village, meaning that the access to a medical facility is quite limited.
Rasma, now 22 years, has been living with the gargantuan tumor ever since she was 13 years old. The doctors in charge of Rasma’s case said that the young woman has been carrying the ovarian tumor for far too long.
Unfortunately, being unable to get proper diagnosis and treatment, the young woman had to carry the tumor for a very long time. Several of her neighbors declared that the 22-year-old woman looked like she was pregnant.
But it would seem that chance smiled upon the young woman from Peru. As it happened, Anibal Velasquez Valvidia, Peru’s health minister, made an official visit to that part of Lima. Valvidia’s visit was not out of pleasure because the health minister came in person to oversee the construction of a new health center.
When the minister passed through Rasma’s country, he immediately saw the young girl and her gigantic tumor. Not sparing a moment, Valvidia gave the order that the girl should be transported to Lima immediately for surgery and treatment.
Not long after the woman arrived at the medical center in Lima, the doctors began to perform a couple of pre-surgery test in order to assess Irianita’s condition. After that, the woman was rushed into surgery, where the doctors removed the gigantic tumor. According to Doctor Garcia Bernal, one of the doctors in charge of Irianita’s case, the surgical intervention lasted three hours.
Presently, Irianita is recovering in the hospital and the doctors have given her good odds of recovery. Even though the ovarian tumor was malignant, the physicians declared that the patient will not need any chemotherapy, because the tumor had a low intensity.
Peruvian surgeons managed to remove a 15-pound tumor from a young woman, who is now on the road to recovery.