Sat Sep 17, 2016, 01:13 AM
Bronxbomber (6,162 posts)
Space hopper-sized tumour weighing 68lbs removed from woman's stomach
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DOCTORS have removed a 68lb tumour the size of a space hopper from a middle-aged woman’s body
The huge 68lb growth was removed from Stoja Popovic after the woman had let it grow and grow without ever going to the doctor.
The woman had flat-out refused to go, despite growing concerns from friends and family about the ever larger lump that had starting to protrude from her belly over the years.
She explained: "At first I thought I was putting on weight, but very soon I realised there was something wrong. But I didn't feel pain... so I just continued to live as usual."
However one day, she got injured working in a field and needed treatment for her leg. An ambulance crew arrived but they were much more concerned about her massive stomach than her leg and decided to take her to hospital.
Experts at the Bosnian University Clinical Centre in the capital Sarajevo said the tumour had to be removed immediately.
No shit. I had an uncle with a beer belly only marginally smaller than that (well, maybe by 1/3rd)
Win-win for the hospital. They saved this lady's life, and now they have one helluva roast to donate to the local soup kitchen.
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