Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In a rare medical case, a 66-year-old man who lived with a tumour, the size of a melon, on his neck for almost 25 years has finally got it removed.
Ian Crown from Scunthorpe underwent surgery to remove the tumour considered to be the third largest of its kind in the world.
The man said the lump weighing a whopping 1.2kg started growing in 1992 and he'd got used to it, but in the end, he wanted to remove it.
According to Mr Ian Crown's surgeon Ganapathy Dhanasekar, ENT and thyroid consultant at Scunthorpe Hospital, North Lincs, “the tumour was what they call a pleomorphic adenoma, which is a benign tumour of the parotid salivary gland, a slow growing tumour.”
Mr Ian had a biopsy test and a number of scans before having a two-hour operation to get it removed.
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