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Indonesian boy with huge neck tumor was surgically removed

by Medindia Content Team on  December 14, 2005 at 7:44 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Indonesian boy with huge neck tumor was surgically removed
Lukas Wahangara, 12 year old boy from Indonesia had a tumor measuring about 7.87 inches diameter and weighed 4.41 lb and the tumor made up around 10% of his body weight. The tumor was successfully operated by the Surgeons in Singapore at Mount Elizabeth Hospital involving different specialties.
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The tumor had developed due to an Iodine deficiency which is an endemic problem in Sumba. The 7.87 inches tumor developed from the size of a quail's egg and the patient feels relaxed after the surgery and was found to breathe normally. The cost of the operation was around €9,600 which was funded by the charity organization and Wahangara will return to Indonesia after he recovers from surgery.

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