Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Vietnamese girl recovering after 12-hour tumor surgery | WFTS-TV | First in HD

: "A Vietnamese girl is finally free of a disfiguring 16-pound facial tumor, after a surgery that lasted at least 12 hours in Miami.

The Schwannoma tumor had consumed the lower half of 15-year-old Lai Thi Dao's face. It had been growing since she was 3 and eventually accounted for roughly one-third of her body weight.

Doctors at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Medical Center say Lai's tumor was one of the largest ever reported. The growth had threatened to cut off her airway."
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