Doctors from Safe Hands Medicare Center Amuwo Odofin Lagos,Nigeria have successfully removed one of the largest seen fibroid from a patient .
According to the hospitals social media report, confirmatory results shows that the mass weighed 26kg in Histopathology lab and was a 32cm degenerating fibroid.
This is one of the largest mass ever to be removed from an individual worldwide.
It is a landmark which makes it clear that you don’t need to travel abroad to get certain medical services.
The surgery was done without blood transfusion.
Access to good healthcare can make a difference. It is important for all to have access to good and sound quality healthcare.
It is a common belief in Africa that a woman with a large mass such as this one may have been cursed by someone in her present or in her past life.
Some unqualified personnel may even attempt to make incisions (cuts) with un-sterilised blades or knives all over her abdomen.
She may be given different substances to drink and eat in order to deflate the tummy.
Wrong diagnosis can be done in the absence of diagnostic which is a reason many still die in developing countries
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