Doctors Remove 132-Pound Tumor From Woman

A 132-pound tumor was removed from a woman's abdomen and she is expected to make a full recovery, doctors at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut say.

The five-hour surgery to remove the 38-year-old woman's ovarian tumor took five hours and was conducted after planning by a team of 25 specialists, the Associated Press reported.

The woman's tumor was diagnosed after she experienced rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds a week over two months.

The tumor was benign, but was situated on a major blood vessel and posed a potential risk to the woman's heart. She was also malnourished because the tumor was sitting on her digestive tract, the AP reported.

Genetic tests are being performed on the tumor in an attempt to learn why it grew so fast.

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