HEALTH

Baby with rare, large mass in her neck undergoes surgery in New York

A family in New York City is hoping a surgeon can perform a miracle for their little baby.

Sandy Diaz was born in Queens just over a year ago with a large mass on her neck, known as a lymphatic malformation. The noncancerous growth can be deadly if left untreated due to possible infection and blocked airways.

The family has tried a number of alternative methods to downsize the large growth, but nothing has worked. The final option is surgery, which was scheduled Wednesday.

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