Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
These images show the giant 11-lbs malignant tumour removed by surgeons from a male patient’s leg.
The huge sarcoma was removed at a hospital in Siberian city of Kemerovo in south-central Russia and it reportedly weighed five kilogrammes (11 lbs).
Sarcomas usually occur in connective or other non-epithelial tissue including cartilage, fat and hematopoietic tissues.
The giant tumour was located in the patient’s leg and surgeons led by Doctor Ilya Vasylchenko needed over four hours to cut it out.
The hospital team said on social media: “We saved the guy’s leg and his life. Four hours! That was the time the surgeons needed to get rid of this heavy sarcoma.”
Netizen ‘Lyudmila’ said: “Great job dear doctors.”
‘SvetlanaSladaStyle’ commented: “I wish you could have provided a picture of the patient’s leg prior to surgery.”
‘PugChybasic23022018’ wrote: “God bless those doctors. All the best to the patient!”
‘Shokolada68’ asked: “What is going to happen to this guy now? How are the doctors going to treat him after that?”
Symptoms of bone sarcomas typically include bone pain, especially at night, and swelling around the tumour. Symptoms of soft tissue sarcomas can vary, but often present themselves as firm, painless lumps.
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