The Gandulfo hospital close to Buenos Aires in Argentina where the record-breaking malignant tumour was removed from a female patient
Doctors in Argentina have detached what they believe is the biggest malignant tumour ever recorded from the womb of a 54-year-old woman.
The 22kg tumour had been budding in the woman for around 18 months before surgeons removed it in a four-hour procedure, the Daily Mail reported. Lead surgeon Oscar Lopez said they had not found any references to a huge tumour growing larger than 4kg anywhere else in the world.
"Its weight is similar to that of a four-year-old boy's," Dr Lopez said. "In layman's terms, it was as if this lady had been pregnant with quintuplets."
The unnamed woman went ahead with the medical process after suffering abdominal pain for the last year-and-a-half, hindering her ability to walk or tie up her shoelaces. The woman is now improving at home after spending five days in hospital following the procedure.