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An image created through medical imaging technology shows an X-ray-like image of 2-year-old Jesus Rodriguez, prior to having a benign tumour removed from his body. AP Photo/IMSS
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Doctors remove 33-pound tumour from child, 2, who weighs 26-pounds

The doctor in Mexico City said it was the first time doctors there had removed a tumour bigger than a person carrying it.

MEXICAN DOCTORS SAY they have removed a 33-pound tumour from the body of a two-year-old child who weighed only 26 pounds.

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.

Hernandez says it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Centre in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumour on June 14. Hernandez is the director of pediatrics at La Raza hospital.

He says the boy is recovering and doing well.

Jesus Rodriguez, 2, holds onto the hand of his mother Maria Fernandez, in a play area of La Raza Medical Center, in Mexico City yesterday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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

Read: Unborn baby has tumour removed through groundbreaking in utero surgery

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