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12/2/2012 (3 years ago)

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Cyst was the size of a grapefruit and was squeezing his internal organs

A teenaged boy in the United Kingdom complained of heartburn at a local hospital. It turns out he had a gigantic cyst inside his body that was forcing his internal organs on to the other side of his body. After emergency surgery, 19-year-old Daniel Tamburro is recovering nicely.

Most remarkably, the teen was back at work as a production assistant within three months of the massive operation and has since made a full recovery.

Most remarkably, the teen was back at work as a production assistant within three months of the massive operation and has since made a full recovery.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/2/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: Cyst, teenager, emergency surgery, United Kingdom


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The cyst was the size of a grapefruit and threatened to crush his heart. Doctors say that if they had not caught the growth his heart would have exploded.

Tamburro, from Halesowen, West Midlands was rushed to hospital after collapsing at work.

Doctors performed an X-ray which revealed a large shadow on his left lung. Examiners were shocked when a CT scan revealed the grapefruit-sized cyst pressing against his heart.

Doctors say it was growing at such a rapid rate it was literally forcing his major organs across to the opposite side of his body.

Undergoing a six-hour operation at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, in June, doctors removed the cyst from Tamburro's cavity.

Most remarkably, he was back at work as a production assistant within three months of the massive operation and has since made a full recovery.

"I was just at work and sat down but every time I breathed in it hurt. It was like indigestion.

"The boss said to go to hospital to go get it checked. I expected to be back by lunch but ended up being off for three months.

"I was really worried after the scan; I didn't know anything about it.

"They said it was really rare and they had never seen anything like it. It had moved my heart 3cm to the right.

"I was in theatre for six hours in the end. They cut me open from the back and they had to crack a few ribs.

"They managed to cut it out and reconnect a vein that it was connected to. I was in hospital for six days after and had three months off work.

"I couldn't sit up properly and even now I can't lift heavy stuff. It was terrifying. I can't believe something so big was growing inside me and I didn't know anything about it.

"Doctors told me it was like dodging a seven inch bullet. I'm surprised to be alive today."

Tamburro had been planning a holiday for the end of June -- doctors told him if he had left the cyst untreated until then, it would have killed him.

"Doctors said if I had gone on holiday in a plane like we were planning to in June, the pressure would've been too much and my heart would've exploded.

"I'm very grateful to the hospital for operating so quickly."

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