Doctors in India have successfully removed what is being called the largest brain tumor ever to be operated on, freeing a mass of dangerous tissue that was nearly the size of the patient's entire head. The operation, which took nearly seven hours to complete, took place earlier this month in Mumbai, and it appears as though the patient is recovering well, and feeling a whole lot lighter.
The patient, Santlal Pal, is a 31-year-old man from northern India. Pal, a shopkeeper said that he first noticed the tumor three years ago but had been turned away by a number of doctors and hospitals who told him there was no hope of removing it. Luckily for Pal, the tumor developed largely outside of the skull itself, with 90% of the tumor's mass positioned out of the brain case. However, the pressure the tumor was putting on his brain caused Pal to lose his eyesight, at which point an operation was the only way he could continue living. He finally found a doctor in Mumbai willing to take a chance and attempt the operation.
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