JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Ho Chi Minh City doctors remove 6.3kg uterine fibroid from woman

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 14:43 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City doctors remove 6.3kg uterine fibroid from woman
Doctors carry out a surgery to remove the uterine fibroid on October 24, 2019. Photo: Thu Duc District Hospital

Doctors in Ho Chi Minh City have recently removed a giant uterine fibroid weighing 6.3 kilograms from a patient.

The surgery lasted five hours at the Thu Duc District Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, Dr. Nguyen Trieu Vu, head of the infirmary’s oncology department, confirmed on Saturday.

The patient, a 54-year-old resident in Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc District, was admitted to the hospital on October 21 with such symptoms as an enlarged stomach and abdominal pain.

A health examination showed that she had a giant uterine fibroid, which placed pressure on organs in the abdominal cavity, and had to undergo a surgical procedure.

The leiomyomas measured 40x50 centimeters and weighed 6.3 kilograms.

The surgical team was able to safely remove it from the patient without harming her organs.

The patient is now in recovery at the hospital.

According to Dr. Vu, uterine fibroid is a common gynecological pathology in women. 

Most cases are benign, progress slowly, and do not require surgery.

However, if the fibroid becomes large enough, it can compress the abdominal organs, causing pain and discomfort or prolonged bleeding.

Patients are recommended to undergo regular examinations to closely monitor their condition, the doctor added.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news