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IN OMG! ON 10 Sep, 2015
With tons and loads of rare and weird medical conditions and diseases, this world is totally a hypochondriac's nightmare. A weight off your shoulders is not just an idiom for this lady, for her the meaning of this quote is quite literal.
She has been living with this weight on her back since ten years. Finally after Ten years she is ready to get it removed. Let's know her story.
According to a British Medical Journal Case Report published recently, this 46 year old lady visited a clinic in Dublin with a growth on the right hand side of her back, measured 19cm in length and 6.7 cm width.
Doctors were worried that it might be a Sarcoma, a cancer affecting soft tissues but MRI results revealed that it is a fatty tissue tumor, which is benign and is known as Lipoma. It was firm to touch and painless.
Dr Tunde Abdulsalam, who provided the case report, quoted that it is the largest Lipoma he has ever seen. Normally the patients consult Doctors sooner due to cosmetic reasons as the tumor is aesthetislly unappealing. He added that they carried out the biopsy as soon as possible, given the tumour's increase in size – which can be a sign of cancer. The woman is now on a waiting list to have the huge weight off her back removed.