Leyna Gonzalez
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Pioneering tumour op on baby in the womb

Surgeons have removed a tumour from the mouth of a foetus, in what has been described as a "world first" procedure.

After a scan at 17 weeks, mother Tammy Gonzalez said she "could see a bubble" coming out of her baby's mouth.

Doctors said it was a very rare tumour called an oral teratoma and there was little chance her daughter would survive.

After the pioneering operation, baby Leyna was born five months later.

Denise Hammick reports.

  • 22 Jun 2012
  • From the section World
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