05 Jan '12, 5am

Doctors to remove 90kg tumour from leg of Vietnamese man, who has had it since he was 4 years old

Doctors to remove 90kg tumour from leg of Vietnamese man, who has had it since he was 4 years old

This picture taken on Jan 4, 2012 and released by FV hospital on Jan 5 shows Vietnamese Nguyen Duy Hai, 31 lying on a bed with his 90kg tumour next to his mother at FV hospital (France-Vietnam hospital) in Ho Chi Minh City. -- PHOTO: AFP/FV HOSPITAL HANOI (AFP) - A man left unable to walk by a tumour on his right leg that weighs more than the rest of his body went under the knife in Vietnam on Thursday to have the growth removed, hospital officials said. Nguyen Duy Hai's massive 90kg tumour is to be cut away by a team of doctors in a risky ten hour procedure that has only a 50 per cent success rate, the France-Vietnam (FV) hospital in Ho Chi Minh City said. Mr Hai, 31, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, has been living with the tumour since he was four years old, FV hospital's statement read. He had part of his leg amputated when he was 17, but the tumour, which is ...

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