Doctors conduct surgery to remove liquid from the abdomen of a 19-year-old girl from Bạc Liêu Province. Photo coutesy of HCM City Oncology Hospital
HCM CITY — Doctors from Hồ Chí Minh City Oncology Hospital have successfully carried out surgery to remove about 20 litres of liquid from the abdomen of a 19-year-old girl girl from the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu.
She was brought to the hospital when her waist was up to 120cm, she felt tired and had difficulty breathing.
She was diagnosed with a congenital nutrient-related disease and doctors used needles to absorb the fluid in her abdomen for 10 days, drawing 2 litres of water daily.
The surgeon who conducted the surgery on Wednesday said her uterus, ovary, kidneys, liver are normal except for a tumor measuring 3x5cm in size along her spine which had been removed and would undergo a biopsy.
The patient has been awake and her health is being closely monitored.
Doctors are waiting for the tumour biopsy results before deciding on further treatment. — VNS