Doctors from Ho Chi 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 Bac Lieu.
|Doctors conduct surgery to remove liquid from the abdomen of a 19-year-old girl from Bac Lieu Province. Photo coutesy of HCM City Oncology Hospital|
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 last 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.