Mumbai: Surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

WION Web Team Delhi, India Feb 22, 2018, 02.55 PM(IST)

The 1.87-kilogram brain tumour had affected 31-year-old Santlal Pal's vision. Photograph:( Others )

Surgeons in Mumbai removed a massive brain tumour on Thursday in a seven-hour long procedure.

The experts believe the tumour could be the heaviest ever recorded.

The procedure required close to 11 units of blood. The tumour, which was surgically removed, weighed around two kilos before the surgery. 

The head of neurosurgery at Mumbai's BYL Nair hospital called the procedure an extremely "daunting and complex surgery".

The 1.87-kilogram brain tumour had affected 31-year-old Santlal Pal's vision. The patient complained of constant, severe headaches.

Experts hope that Pal feels better with an improved vision post surgery.