In a shocking incident, a team of doctors in Central America have successfully removed the world's largest ever uterine tumour from a 40-year-old woman's body.
A woman in Guatemala looked heavily pregnant at first glance but there was something much more serious taking shape under the surface. She had a tumour growing in her uterus for seven years, and it weighed a shocking 32 kg by the time it was removed.
The biggest ever uterine tumour caused the woman to look pregnant with multiple children when she arrived at the hospital as the circumference of her stomach stretched to 137 cm.
She was diagnosed with Leiomyoma also known as fibroids, which is a non-cancerous growth in the uterus that can develop during a woman's childbearing years.
According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest fibroid recorded weighed 66 lb 2 oz (30 kg). It belonged to Mrs Mahadevamma which was removed by a surgical team led by Dr Pushpanjali Malipatil at the Rajiv Gandhi Superspeciality Hospital in Raichur, Karnataka, India in December 2005.
The woman is now stable and the chances of growing another tumour are less if she was postmenopausal.