‘Pregnant’ woman goes into labor and discovers that her ‘baby’ is a huge 11 pound tumorBy Mason White 11:09 AM April 15, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman thought she was pregnant as her belly grew slowly over a period of 9 months.
She went to a hospital with what she thought was labor pains.
However, doctors soon discovered that her “baby” was a huge tumor.
42-year-old Madalina Neagu of Romania, went to the hospital with severe pains in her abdomen.
However, doctors discovered that something was not right. After carrying out emergency tests, doctors at the Botosani County Hospital learned that Neagu was not pregnant.
Doctors were surprised to find a large tumor inside her uterus.
Dr. Dorin Scladan, 47, said: “The woman told us that she was pregnant. We initially expected pregnancy complications.”
“In fact, the size of her belly was quite similar to that of a woman who is nine months pregnant, so we had no reason to doubt that she was pregnant,” Scladan added.
Doctors perform a complex emergency surgery that lasted several hours to remove the tumor. Neagu was transferred to intensive care and is expected to make a full recovery.
Dr. Scladan said that it is very rare to find a tumor of this size at this location.