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World’s Largest Uterine Fibroid Removed from Patient
Date:7/29/2014

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

According to an article in the Daily Mail, the world’s largest uterine fibroid was recently removed from a 52 year old woman in India. The surgery took over 3 hours. The woman, identified only as Latha, reportedly had no idea that she had such a large tumor growing inside her. She had been experiencing fatigue and breathlessness for years, but did not connect it to a possible tumor. The doctors at Kumaran Hospital in Chennai only discovered the massive uterine fibroid after Latha was admitted for heavy bleeding.

“Uterine fibroids are quite common in women, but they are usually caught before growing to such a massive size,” said Dr. Peyman Banooni, director of the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence, a division of La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles. “It’s wonderful that the doctors at Kumaran Hospital were able to remove it so effectively.”

Uterine fibroids affect twenty to eighty percent of all women in their lifetimes. While uterine fibroids are benign, when they grow to a large enough size they may cause problems such as excessive menstrual bleeding, pain, and discomfort. In some cases the uterus itself may become distorted, and the uterine fibroid may affect a woman’
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