Graphic photos: check out the massive tumour removed from this boy's neck in Kebbi

Sadiq Sani, the young boy from Mahuta, Kebbi state with a neck growth has had it successfully removed by a surgical team in Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto.


The growth was diagnosed as Aggressive Fibromatosis of the neck, a malignant soft tissue tumour at the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi before referral to UDUTH.

It was a 3hour long surgery with good recovery and he was discharged on the 17th of November 2016. However this is not the end of Sadiq's treatment as the growth is malignant and can easily recur. Thus he is expected to return in 3weeks for further treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The team of Doctors tasked with his care gave a moderate prognosis and are satisfied with the outcome of their intervention for now.