WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: Scans revealed it has swelled to a whopping 5st 3lbs in just under a year – putting the 24-year-old unnamed woman from Mexico at risk of heart failure

A woman with what’s believed to be the world’s largest cyst has had the FIVE stone tumour removed in a successful attempt to save her life.

Scans revealed it has swelled to a whopping 5st 3lbs in just under a year – putting the 24-year-old unnamed woman at risk of heart failure.

The growth weighed the same as ten new born babies – or roughly equal to the weight of a ten year old child.

Details of the operation have just been made public after the patient made a full recovery and has returned to her everyday life.

The woman, from Mexico – who did not want to be named – was at first mystified as why her abdomen continued to grow as she was dieting and soon put on 61bs (4.3st) according to mirror.co.uk

The pressure from the cyst meant she developed problems walking, breathing and eating due to the compression on her organs.

The patient was referred to Mexico General Hospital as a last resort due to the concerning size of the ovarian cyst and complicated surgery needed to remove it.

By this point the giant cyst weighed over 5st 3 (73lbs) and was growing at a rate of nearly 6lbs each month.

The patient chose to take out the ovarian cyst completely rather than draining it first, despite knowing she would be left with a lengthy scar.