|Doctors successfully remove a 4.5kg tumor from the uterus of a 42-year-old woman in Hà Giang Province. – VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ GIANG -- Doctors at the General Hospital in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang successfully performed a unique medical operation, removing a 4.5kg fibroid tumor, the hospital director announced on Sunday.
Phạm Đình Phẩm said the doctors removed the tumor from the uterus of a 42-year-old woman in a challenging surgery that lasted two hours.
The patient, named Mua Thị Má, lives in Đồng Văn District’s Ma Lé Commune.
She was hospitalised in poor health due to the large tumor, which made her resemble an eight-month pregnant woman.
The entire team from the surgery ward of the hospital took part in the extremely complex medical operation which saved the woman’s life.
The surgery was successful and the patient was recovering well, Phẩm said.
Earlier, the hospital performed another successful surgery, removing a 6kg ovarian tumor from a patient belonging to an ethnic group.
The surgery’s success marks an important step for the health sector in the mountainous district in Hà Giang Province. – VNS