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  • author Siddharth Burman
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Surgeons remove the ‘world’s largest brain tumour’ weighing 11lbs after man frightened of surgery let it grow for 20 YEARS

  • Surgeons in India have removed what they claim to be is the largest brain tumor ever. A 31-year-old man had reportedly left the growth to its own devices for 20 years because he was too afraid and low on money to have surgery.

Surgeons remove the ‘world’s largest brain tumour’ weighing 11lbs after man frightened of surgery let it grow for 20 YEARS

Surgeons in India have removed what they claim to be is the largest brain tumor ever. A 31-year-old man had reportedly left the growth to its own devices for 20 years because he was too afraid and low on money to have surgery.

By the time it was removed the tumor weighed a staggering 11lbs (5kg), which doctors said is bigger than any ever recorded in medical reports. His surgeon said the tumor – which local reports said was cancerous – was almost the same size as the entire rest of his head.

The man, known only as Sakthivel, is recovering well from the operation. To know more Read Here

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