Researchers have used ultrasound to detect gene activity in tumors like this one, which was imaged with an older fluorescent technique. A. FARHADI ET AL., SCIENCE 365, 1469

NEW DELHI, 20 DECEMBER 2019 — A Tuvalu man has undergone robotic surgery to remove what Indian surgeons claim is the largest thyroid tumour in the thoracic cavity ever recorded.

Surgeons at a New Delhi hospital performed what they described as “minimally invasive surgery” on Iakopo Moloti’i, 54, who was diagnosed with a large tumour in his chest.

A team of specialists at BLK Super Speciality Hospital removed the thyroid tumour, 12cm by 10cm, during a five hour operation.

PTI News reports that the patient has recovered well and was discharged after four days recuperation…. (PACNEWS)