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NJ Patient Has 51-Pound Tumor Removed From Stomach

A New Jersey woman who went to an emergency room complaining of stomach pain and severe swelling of her abdomen is due to leave the hospital next week — minus a 51-pound tumor.

Jochen Sands, Getty Images

Officials at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank say the 65-year-old woman was rushed into surgery June 10 after a CAT scan revealed the life-threatening tumor inside of her stomach.

Dr. David Dupree took about five hours to remove the mass in one piece from the woman, who is from Union Beach. He also had to remove other organs engulfed by the tumor, including segments of intestines.

In Vietnam, a nearly 200-pound tumor was reported in January to have been removed from a patient. And Mexican doctors this week removed a 33-pound tumor from a 2-year-old.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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