Child dies after surgery to remove 10-pound tumor from his face

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A 14-year-old boy who lived with a 10-pound tumor on his face died on Friday, after doctors performed surgery to remove the tumor.

Emanuel Zayas was brought to Miami from Cuba for treatment. Doctors successfully removed the tumor, but his condition took a turn for the worse last week, with kidney and lung complications, according to a report in the Miami Herald.

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Emanuel's parents told the media outlet that the tumor was benign, but its size threatened his breathing and made it difficult for him to eat. Doctors agreed the tumor needed to be removed.

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