• The girl, identified by her first name Faduma, hails from Somalia
  • When the child was brought to the hospital, her abdomen was fully bloated
  • Doctors said that she was weak and needed immediate medical attention

Doctors at a hospital in India conducted a successful surgery to remove a rare 11-pound tumor from the kidney of a five-year-old girl. The surgery took place at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad, a city in the southern state of Telangana.

The girl, identified by her first name Faduma, hails from Somalia. Doctors diagnosed her condition as "Wilm’s Tumor," a rare type of kidney cancer which causes a heavily bloated abdomen, The New Indian Express reported.

When the child was brought to the hospital, her abdomen was fully bloated. Doctors said she was weak and needed immediate medical attention. The exact date of when she was brought under their care was not revealed.

The complicated surgery conducted by a team of doctors lasted nearly eight hours.

“Faduma was brought in at the right time for diagnosis. It was important for the patient to quickly undergo chemotherapy followed by an operation. It was a very challenging case to remove the entire tumor with multivisceral resection and at the same time preserving important structures in the abdomen, especially for a five-year-old pediatric patient," Dr. Sachin Marda, Senior Surgical Oncologist and Robotic Surgeon said, according to Telengana Today.

After the surgery, the tumor was successfully removed from the girl's kidney. The patient's family expressed their gratitude to the dedicated doctors who ensured their child was out of harm's way.

“The hospital staff, rehabilitation, support and guidance provided to my family has been very helpful,” Faduma's family reportedly said.

According to local media reports Tuesday, the girl recovered completely and was discharged from the hospital on Nov. 24. Post-operation, complete rehabilitative care was also given to the patient to help her to recover from the complicated surgery.

In a similar incident in October, doctors at a private hospital in the city of Gurugram, in northern India, removed a 30-pound tumor from the chest of a 25-year-old man. The team at the hospital claimed this was likely the world’s largest tumor removed from a person’s chest, according to local reports.

The patient, identified as Devesh Sharma, was brought to Fortis Hospital in a very critical condition. He couldn't breathe and had a feeling of discomfort in his chest. The report also stated that for two to three months prior to the surgery, Sharma was unable to even sleep lying straight on the bed due to shortness of breath. Tests at the hospital revealed that the large tumor had occupied 90 percent of the chest. The tumor had not only covered the heart, but had also displaced both his lungs.

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