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Mexican boy recovering after doctors remove 33-pound tumor

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:36 EDT
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2-year-old Jesus Gabriel, of Mexico, being prepared for surgery. Photo: Screenshot via The Associated Press.
 
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A little boy in Mexico is expected to make a full recovery after doctors removed a tumor earlier this month that weighed more than their patient.

Clocking in at 33 pounds, the tumor was so large that it was cutting off 2-year-old Jesus Gabriel’s oxygen supply. But after 10 hours of surgery on June 14, doctors in Mexico City called the procedure a success.

Gabriel’s case marks the first time doctors in Mexico had ever removed a growth that was larger than the person carrying it.

This video is from The Associated Press, published Wednesday, June 27, 2012.


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Photo: Screenshot via The Associated Press.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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