Saturday, May 01, 2010

Woman 'bedridden by massive breasts'

A woman who developed a rare condition which caused her breasts to continually grow has had a successful operation to reduce their size.

Julia Manahuari, a 29-year-old mother-of-four from Loreto, Peru, underwent five hours of surgery at Arzobispo Loayza hospital to remove 16kg of breast tissue which had left her bedridden, Andina reports.

Health minister Oscar Ugarte visited Manahuari at her hospital bed and said: "The patient, who suffered from bilateral gigantomastia, has responded the operation well and is ready to to move."

Manahuari travelled for three days from boat and air from Requena to Lima via Iquitos after media attention over her condition reportedly secured the necessary funding for her operation.


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