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21-kg tumour removed from woman

The tumour was removed after a two-hour surgery and a team of half-a-dozen doctors and paramedics.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 15:42 IST

A woman who reported at a hospital in Shimla with what she thought were labour pains ended up being operated for a 21 kg tumour instead.

Shana Devi, 22, had been admitted with severe pain and a huge swelling in her belly.

"The woman wasn't pregnant. Instead, after tests, we found a huge tumour lodged in her ovaries and uterus," HK Premi, a doctor at the Lady Reading hospital, said in Shimla on Tuesday.

The tumour was removed after a two-hour surgery and a team of half-a-dozen doctors and paramedics. "This is the first case of its kind the hospital has handled," said Premi.

The tumour has been sent to the pathology department for tests.