A migrant from Myanmar who has been living in Hyderabad for the last two years was operated on to remove a 11kg cystic tumour from her abdomen after the was brought to the hospital under the belief that she was pregnant.
Thirty-year-old Amena Hoodoo has been living as a refugee in the camps at Ballapur for the past two years, and was taken to the Gandhi Hospital for the procedure.
Seven months ago, she was reportedly abandoned by her husband. After she noticed a growth in her abdomen, she thought she was pregnant, and did not go for any medical check-ups.
About a week ago, she was rushed to Osmania General Hospital, where volunteers of a local NGO, Helping Hand Foundation, assisted her with the diagnosis. After an ultrasound scan was done at the hospital, the tumour was identified.
However, one of the member of the NGO said that the hospital had refused to treat her fearing the complexity of the case. Another private hospital also refused surgery, after which she was brought to the Gandhi Hospital.
Four surgeons of the General Surgery department performed the surgery at Gandhi Hospital.
â€śSince it grew gradually, the woman may have got used to it. The removal of the tumour from left ovary was performed without any complications. Though ovarian tumours tend to be large, we have not removed a tumour of this size in the recent past,â€ť SV Masood, in-charge superintendent of the hospital, who also headed the surgical team told The Hindu.
The tumour measured 48 cm by 24 cm.