A resident of northern Israel in his 60s complained to his doctors that despite genuine efforts to lose weight including a serious diet he has been unsuccessful. The patient added that to his astonishment, he has even gained weight. After checking his patient, including a visual exam and palpating his abdominal area the doctor referred his patient for additional testing.
The tests led to surgery and the removal of an abdominal growth weighing 10.5kg (23 lbs) and measuring 35cm (13.7 inches).
Surgeons report they succeeded in removing the entire growth without compromising the patient’s internal organs. Needless to say when the growth was sent for a weigh-in and measuring the medical staff was astounded upon hearing the results.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)