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Tumor nearly 15 kg in the abdomen of the old woman


HanoiFemale patient, 71 years old, admitted to Military Central Hospital 108 with a rare 15 kg ovarian capillary tumor, as big as a 9-month pregnant belly.

The patient said that, from September 2021, she saw an increase in abdominal distension but did not receive treatment. Recently, her belly grew rapidly, it was difficult to breathe when lying down, the pain increased in the lower abdomen, greatly affecting activities and daily life, so she went to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 108 Military Central Hospital for examination.

Through tests, doctors diagnosed the patient with a left ovarian tumor invading the uterus and peritoneum. The doctor said that the large tumor, broken due to impact, trauma can cause blood spillage, abdominal fluid, leading to peritonitis, abdominal infection, dangerous to life.

Image of the patient before surgery. Image: Hospital provides

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on April 18, said that the tumor was located in a rare location, near important organs and blood vessels, so the prognosis for surgery was very difficult. The surgical team completely adhered to the tumor without rupturing the tumor and without injuring adjacent tissues and blood vessels. After 3 hours of surgery, the tumor was dissected, removed 9 liters of fluid with a volume of 11.5 kg and the tumor was 5.5 kg.

Currently, the patient continues to be monitored and combined with rehabilitation treatment at the Department of Traditional Medicine. Pathological results concluded that this is a benign ovarian vascular vascular tumor.

A hemangioma is an abnormally large, fluid or solid mass that grows on or inside an ovary. This is a common gynecological disease in all subjects from girls at puberty to the elderly over 80 years old, affecting the health, activities, quality of life and fertility of women. 90% of ovarian cysts are benign (less cancerous) tumors, 10% develop into malignancy.

Doctor Ha recommends that women of childbearing age and menopause should periodically have obstetric and gynecological examinations to detect, diagnose and treat abnormal tumors early, to avoid large tumors or complications. malignancy, affecting health and life. When there are signs of severe abdominal pain or the body is thin but the abdomen is abnormally large, it is necessary to go to the hospital immediately for examination and treatment advice.

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, 108 Military Central Hospital visits patients after surgery.  Photo: Provided by the hospital

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, 108 Military Central Hospital visits patients after surgery. Image: Hospital provides

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