A man in China has undergone a second operation to remove a massive, 10kg collection of tumours that have virtually hidden his face and are warping his backbone.
Huang resting before the operation
Huang Chuncai underwent his second operation to remove the tumours, which currently weigh around 10kg (22lbs), at a hospital in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province, on January 3.
Huang, a 32-year-old native from a remote village in China's southern province of Hunan, said he is relieved after parts of his facial tumours, which originally weighed about 23kg, were removed in July last year.
Huang eats in his ward before his operation
His second operation will remove another section of the tumours, weighing 4.5kg.
Huang suffers from Neurofibromatosis, which is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that primarily affects the development and growth of nerve tissues.
Huang Chuncai poses before his second tumour operation
His facial tumour first became noticeable when he was just 4 years old, the hospital said in July. Since then it grew larger at an ever faster rate, blocking his left eye, pushing his left ear to shoulder level, knocking out his teeth and deforming his backbone. Via : Reuters News