Docs Remove Woman's 56-Pound Tumor
Surgeon: 'We were totally shocked'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2010 1:53 PM CDT
Doctors weren't expecting a 56-pound tumor.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Surgeons in Argentina removed a 56-pound tumor from a woman's uterus, the AP reports. The cancerous mass was 19 inches across: "We were totally shocked," says the lead surgeon. The woman had felt a growth in her abdomen for a year but chalked it up to weight gain. She's home again but under observation because the tumor (nowhere near the record 300-pound cyst removed from a US woman) was malignant.