For years, little girl Nguyen Thi Loan living in Tan Ha district in the central highlands province of Lam Dong has been suffering agonizing pains due to a massive tumor on her left.
Loan develops a massive tumor on her left leg., Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nguyen Cong Duc, 35, Loan’s farther, said Loan was born with an abnormal leg 8 years ago.
About 20 days after Nguyen Thi Tam, Loan’s mother, gave birth to her, the family brought Loan to Pediatrics Hospital No. 1 based in Ho Chi Minh City where she was diagnosed with innate hemangioma, an abnormal buildup of blood vessels, that doctors claimed was inoperable.
Since Loan was 3, the tumor has grown larger and larger. She has also experienced some bleeding from small growths on the leg.
The mother said whenever the weather changes, Loan cannot sleep and needs some type of painkillers to relieve her chronic pain caused by the tumor.
Dr. Le Quy Son, head of the surgical department in Lam Dong General Hospital told Tuoi Tre that Loan is also developing another tumor on her anus that needs to be removed.
However, Son added the hospital is not able to diagnose or treat her condition with its available medical facilities.
Loan will be transferred to hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City for diagnosis and treatment, according to a statement released by Lam Dong hospital.
A massive tumor on Loan's left leg makes it difficult for her to move over the past several years.
Source: Tuoi Tre
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