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Doctors Successfully Remove 33-Pound Tumor from 26-Pound Two-Year-Old

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"The first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumor bigger than the person carrying it"

(The Blaze/AP) -- Mexican doctors say they have removed a 33-pound (15-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child who weighed only 26 pounds (12 kilograms).

Dr. Gustavo Hernandez says the child from the northern state of Durango was born with a lump that eventually covered the right side of his body from his armpit to his hip.

Watch the unbelievable Associated Press video of the event, below:

Hernandez, the director of pediatrics, says it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumor on June 14.

However, he says the boy is recovering and doing well.

The doctor also said Tuesday that the operation was the first time Mexican doctors have removed a tumor bigger than the person carrying it.

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