Beijing – Chinese doctors found a football-sized, 33-pound tumor after cutting open a woman who had been complaining of abdominal pain, according to a report from Reuters.
Citing Thursday's Beijing Times, Reuters said surgeons at the Beijing's Chaoyang Dongba hospital spent 30 minutes removing the tumor from 21-year-old Xiao Wen's abdomen. It measured 16 inches by 12 inches and is thought to be benign.
One surgeon said he had not seen a tumor that large in 20 years of medicine. He went on to say that the woman was lucky doctors found the tumor before it spontaneously burst.
Her family told the newspaper that they hadn't noticed anything wrong with Xiao Wen's stomach because, at 251 pounds, she was already "comparatively fat."