World’s Tallest Woman Undergoes Life Saving Surgery

THE world’s tallest woman, Siddiqa Parveen, has been given a new lease of life - after Indian doctors successfully removed a tumour from her brain. The 28-year-old - who is estimated to be 7ft 8in tall, but cannot stand upright - suffered from gigantism brought on by a condition known as Giant Invasive Pituitary tumour. Doctors had feared that if left untreated she would lose her eyesight, forcing them to transport her nearly 1,000 miles from her remote village in south Dinajpur district, West Bengal to Delhi. The woman’s unique size - which saw her recently crowned the world’s tallest woman by Guinness Book of Records - posed medical authorities huge challenges.

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