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Tumour removed from 6-day-old child

Update: March, 15/2018 - 15:00
A giant tumour weighing over 1 kg was removed from a 6-day-old infant at HCM City Hospital for Children. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A giant tumour weighing over 1kg was removed from a 6-day-old infant at HCM City Hospital for Children on Wednesday afternoon, the hospital announced on Thursday morning.

The baby, weighing 3.8kg, was born on March 9 in the 37th week of pregnancy through C-section at Từ Dũ Hospital, while the tumour was found a few weeks ago.

The surgery to remove the tumour lasted three hours. Post surgery, the condition of the child was said to be stable. However, doctors are concerned that the massive tumour surgery in the infant’s tailbone area may affect its urinary function later in life because the surgery may affect the dominant nervous system. Patients suffering from similar conditions are typically monitored over the long term.

The surgery was the result of successful co-operation between Từ Dũ Hospital - a leading maternity hospital in the south - and the Hospital for Children. More than 20 cases of neonatal deformities have been transferred from Từ Dũ Hospital to Children’s Hospital so far for timely intervention. — VNS

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