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2-Pound Tumor Removed from Baby's Face

by Rajashri on  May 30, 2009 at 9:00 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
 2-Pound Tumor Removed from Baby's Face
Jordan Jamal Smith was finally seen by his mom for the first time after doctors operated on a 2-pound tumor covering his face.

Doctors at the University of Miami operated on the tumor called epignathus teratoma that almost killed Jordan and his mother during pregnancy.
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"Thirty-five percent of his own weight was sitting on his face," said Dr Ramzi Younis, who cut away the tumor. Jordan's mother Kimberly Robinson calls it a miracle as she was advised by doctors to abort the pregnancy.

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