Doctors remove rare huge liver tumor on 2 year old toddler

The Children Hospital No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced to perform an operation on 2 year old toddler to remove a hemangioma.

Earlier, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh P, 2, from the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang was hospitalized when her health condition became poor and her belly was swollen. Her weight is 9 kilogram.

Through ultrasound, physicians discovered a giant tumor as big as a grapefruit in the right liver. The tumor compresses internal organs, blood vessels. If doctors do not carry out a surgery, the kid will die as the tumor kills liver cells; subsequently, liver can not filter toxic substances.

Accordingly, surgeons decided to perform an operation. After 3 hour operation, surgeons had removed the whole tumor and preserved 25 percent of the kid’s right liver. Tests showed that she has a benign tumor.

Dr. Dao Trung Hieu, the hospital’s deputy director, said that the kid’s liver cells will develop later to supplement the cut part.

Dr. Hieu added that it is rare liver tumor and the toddle can die without an operation.

By Tuong Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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