Elephant Man – 30 pounds face tumour – ready for operation

A Chinese man known as the “Elephant Man” in his local province is about to get surgery to have a 33-pound tumor removed from his face. Doctors said it may be the most extreme case of this type of facial tumor seen in the world.
The 31-year-old man has suffered from the tumor since birth. But left untreated, it has grown to more than 30 pounds.

The weight of carrying the tumor on his face has deformed the man’s backbone, stunted his growth and left him in physical and emotional pain.
A team of doctors will try to remove the tumor. However, the surgery isn’t without risk. Ultrasounds have revealed several large blood vessels that may hemorrhage and cause the patient to bleed to death during the operation.
Despite the risks, doctors said they are optimistic they can remove the giant tumor and reconstruct the man’s face.

He is ready for operation now:

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This post was written by bullets on June 29, 2007

11 Comments so far

  1. Willem July 25, 2007 8:39 pm

    So, when will the results come in?
    Hope it’ll help the guy, he looks disgusting now.

  2. sventington July 26, 2007 8:21 am

    Willem, you are my hero.

  3. Eresh July 26, 2007 5:38 pm

    Sventington, you are my hero.

  4. Chris July 26, 2007 6:41 pm

    Eresh, you are my hero.

  5. Dion July 26, 2007 10:52 pm

    chris you are gay

  6. Poopnuts July 28, 2007 12:55 am

    I don’t understand – why does this guy need an operation?

  7. sqeeky August 23, 2007 5:57 pm

    I think he’s a beauty

  8. sventington November 15, 2007 11:13 pm

    Sqeeky, you are my hero.

  9. Adam December 14, 2007 1:05 pm

    Poopnuts – To remove the tumour of course.

  10. Free_d February 8, 2008 12:04 am

    What tumour?

  11. Christian G July 13, 2008 6:10 pm

    @Free_d: “What tumour?” you must be kidding! How can you not see the the toumour ? He’s holding it on the right side of his face! I think you need glasses to help you see if you cant see it.

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