Surgeons from Connecticut’s Danbury Hospital established a new medical record, after removing a massive ovarian cyst which completely covered a woman’s digestive track. The surgery, which took five hours to complete, was deemed a success. Patient received a clean bill of health and was allowed to return home.
Ovarian Cyst Grew in Two Months, Surgeons Declared
Last week, the Danbury Hospital admitted a 38-year-old with a distended abdomen. A close examination revealed that the patient had a massive ovarian cyst, a benign tumor, which completely covered her digestive tract.
Dr. Vaagn Andikyan, the surgeon who performed the operation, declared that the female patient was severely malnourished as the tumor made it impossible for her to gain weight. Still, given the fact that the ovarian cyst weighed 130 pounds, the woman had to use a wheelchair to go around the house.
The lab analysis revealed that the tumor sprouted approximately two months ago and continued to grow at a rate of 10 pounds per week. When the patient was admitted, she also complained of severe pain in the lower abdomen.
During a press interview, Dr. Andikyan confessed that this was the biggest ovarian cyst he ever saw in his entire career. Before the woman was admitted to the hospital, the doctor never saw tumors bigger than 25 pounds.
The patient was rushed into the OR where Andikyan and a team of two dozen doctors, nurses, and OR technicians worked side-by-side to remove the massive formation. Five hours into the surgery, the doctors were not only able to remove the gargantuan ovarian cyst but also to reconstruct the woman’s abdomen and to save the other ovary.
According to Dr. Andikyan, the surgery was uneventful. As for the patient, the woman who preferred to keep her anonymity is expected to make a complete recovery. She was discharged from the hospital a few days after the surgery.
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