By Taniya Dutta
Doctors in Indian Kashmir have removed a massive 55lbs cyst from the ovary of a 72-year-old nomadic woman – which weighs the same as a five-year-old child.
Phoola Begum had visited Dr Azad Malik’s nursing home Al Hayat a week ago, complaining of severe abdominal pain.
The woman was extremely frail and had been having difficulties eating, breathing and walking, and doctors say her stomach had enlarged so much that she couldn’t see her feet while standing.
Dr Azad immediately began investigation and found a huge mass in her ovary in ultrasonography and CT Scan reports.
He performed the surgery on Monday and after 45 minutes, the cyst was removed.
Dr Azad said:”The mass had been protruding. The cyst spread from lower abdomen to lungs and patient was living with it from last two years.
“The cyst weighted about 25 kgs.
“I had checked her medical history. She had received medical attention two years ago and was advised a surgery but may be for some personal reasons, she didn’t get it operated.”
Earlier in 2016 , Dr Azad had removed 22 kg ovarian cyst from 16 year girl at district hospital Anantnag.