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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 hospitalin Shimlawith 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, saidin Shimla onTuesday.

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.

First Published: Dec 05, 2006 15:42 IST