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Bengaluru, Feb 17: Doctors at a hospital here have successfully removed a 3.5 kg crippling tumour from a 15- year-old girl’s neck. Extending from her neck onto her chest, the benign tumour which had affected Surbhi Ben’s life for more than a decade is identified by the doctors as fibromatosis.
A team of 21 doctors at Aster CMI Hospital performed the surgery to remove the football-sized tumour stuck on her neck. She is now able to resume her life normally, according to hospital statement on Tuesday.
Born in an underprivileged family of farm labourers in Amreli district of Gujarat, Surbhi Ben was still a toddler when her parents first noticed the lumps around her face that have since then engulfed her neck, making her social pariah of sorts.
Over the years, her family had approached…