Doctors from the Children's Hospital in the southern province of Dong Nai have removed a benign ovarian cyst weighing 3.5 kilogrammes from a 14-year-old girl.
|A large benign ovarian cyst was removed from a 14-year-old girl by doctors at Dong Nai Province's Children's Hospital. — VNA/VNS Photo Le Xuan|
The girl is now in stable condition and is expected to leave the hospital next week.
The girl, who is from the province’s Trang Bom District, was taken to the hospital with symptoms of colic and abdominal distention on Monday.
After doctors took an ultrasound and CT scan, they discovered a large ovarian cyst. They continued to provide the patient with pre-operative and cancer screening tests prior to surgery.
Bui Dinh Ha, of the hospital’s General Surgery Department, said that doctors normally would conduct a laparoscopic surgery for most ovarian cyst cases. However, in this case, because of the large size, open surgery was required to remove the entire tumour, he said.
The girl's fertility in the future will not be affected since the tumour was benign.