Eight-kilo tumour removed from Austrian woman

Austrian surgeons removed a tumour weighing some eight kilos (18 pounds), as heavy as a seven-month-old baby, from the stomach of a 75-year-old woman, doctors said Thursday.

"We have never seen such a large and heavy tumour," doctor Gerhard Wolf from the University Hospital Graz (LKH) in southern Austria told a news conference.

The growth, thought to be benign, developed without the woman's knowledge over many years, until she went to the doctor last month complaining of digestion problems and .

The two-hour operation took place on Friday and the patient is recovering well and will be discharged soon, said. Her enormous tumour is being kept for tests, however.

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