Teen's entire leg amputated to remove 55-pound tumor

Astonishing images show a teenager who had his entire leg removed to get rid of a massive 4 stone (approx. 55 pounds) tumor.

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The 19-year-old's family said the lump first appeared two years ago but grew quickly and they weren't able to afford treatment.

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It ballooned to swamp his entire right thigh and the connective tissue cancer - known as a spindle cell sarcoma - had left him bed-bound for months.

The lump ballooned to swamp his entire right thigh and the connective tissue cancer - known as a spindle cell sarcoma - had left him bed-bound for months. 

The lump ballooned to swamp his entire right thigh and the connective tissue cancer - known as a spindle cell sarcoma - had left him bed-bound for months.  (SWNS)

Surgeons amputated his leg - saving his life and halving his body weight - but believe he will make a full recovery.

Dr. Sonia Moses, from Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore, India, said: "Before the surgery I prayed to God for the patient and team, to help us, because the tumor was very big and very vascular. It all went well. All we want is a speedy recovery for the patient."

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The operation took place Friday, two weeks after the boy was brought to the hospital by his family.

The tumor weighed 4 stone (approx. 55 pounds) - the same as the teenager weighs now.