An image of the 33-pound tumor attached to the body of 2-year-old Jesus Rodriguez (Mexican Social Security Ins …
Mexican doctors successfully removed a tumor from a young patient who weighed less than the tumor itself.
Two-year-old Jesus Rodriguez weighed just 26 pounds at the time of his surgery. The tumor, externally attached to his body, weighed 33 pounds.
Dr. Gustavo Hernandez says the benign tumor was the first one ever removed by Mexican doctors that weighed more than the patient. Amazingly, Rodriguez not only survived the June 14 procedure but is said to be doing well.
He was born with a lump that eventually covered the right side of his body from his armpit to his hip, according to the Associated Press.
Doctors at La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City spent 10 hours removing the tumor.
- Disease & Medical Conditions
- benign tumor