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Vietnamese man has 200-pound tumor removed

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Vietnamese Nguyen Duy Hai, 31 lies on a bed with his 90-kilogram tumour next to his mother at FV hospital (France-Vietnam hospital) in Ho Chi Minh Cit...

Vietnamese Nguyen Duy Hai, 31 lies on a bed with his 90-kilogram tumour next to his mother at FV hospital (France-Vietnam hospital) in Ho Chi Minh Cit...

A Vietnamese man was in a stable condition in hospital Friday after doctors removed a giant tumor from his right leg that weighed 198 pounds, hospital officials said.

Nguyen Duy Hai’s massive tumor was cut away by a team of doctors in a risky operation that lasted 12 hours on Thursday, the France-Vietnam (FV) hospital in Ho Chi Minh City said in a statement, AFP news agency reported.

Hai, 31, suffers from a rare genetic disorder, the Proteus syndrome, the same disease that contributed to the “the elephant man”. He had been living with the tumor since he was four years old.


Updated : 2021-03-07 17:53 GMT+08:00