Woman finds she is carrying 5kg tumour instead of baby

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A Romanian woman has been left devastated after she turned up at hospital expecting to give birth only to find her belly bulge was a tumour.

Madalina Neagu, 42, arrived at Botosani County Hospital in northern Romania with severe abdomen pain believing she was in labour, .

After performing emergency tests Dr Dorin Scladan said he was shocked to find a 5kg tumour inside her uterus.

“As the woman told us she was pregnant, we initially expected pregnancy complications,” Dr Dorin Scladan said.

“In fact, the size of her belly was quite similar to that of a nine-month pregnant woman, so we didn’t have any reason to doubt what she told us.”

A team of doctors removed the tumour from Ms Neagu and then transferred her to intensive care.

Dr Scladan said he expects Ms Neagu to make a full recovery.

“We don’t often see a tumour of this size and in this location. It was a record tumour for the region in the past 15 years,” Dr Scladan said.

It is not known how far along the woman thought she was in her pregnancy or why the tumour was not detected earlier.


Henry Sapiecha

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