Osly St. Preux, the Haitian boy brought to Baltimore by a Union Memorial Hospital surgeon to have a large sarcoma removed, came through yesterday's operation well and was resting comfortably last night, hospital officials said.
In a five-hour procedure, surgeons removed an enormous tumor protruding from Osly's right armpit.
The size of the wound means Osly, 13, will need surgery today to create a skin flap to cover it. A football-shaped piece of skin will be cut from the back of one of his thighs. The operation is expected to take six hours, said hospital spokeswoman Debra Schindler.