Vietnam women with massive tumors to undergo more surgery

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Two Vietnamese women who had massive tumors removed by a renowned US surgeon early this month will go under the knife again as they are recovering well, a local hospital said Saturday.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital, 35-year-old Thach Thi Sa Ly will have the remaining part of bubble-like lumps that densely covered her body and face removed during the next surgery.

Meanwhile, Kieu Thi My Dung, 23, will have her right ear shaped after having a tumor weighing more than two kilograms removed from her face, the hospital said.

It said both the women have been moved out of special care rooms and are doing well, adding that they have also started eating on their own.

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Initial surgeries on Dung and Ly were conducted by Dr. McKay McKinnon, a renowned Chicago-based plastic surgeon, and Vietnamese doctors on January 6 and 7 respectively.

Both of them suffered from the rare human genetic disorder known as Neurofibromatosis. Their tumors extended as they grew older because they were unable to afford treatment.

On January 5, McKinnon had also performed a 10-hour surgery to remove an 82-kilogram tumor from the right leg of 32-year-old Nguyen Van Hai, who is now recovering as well.

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