Chinese 'elephant man' undergoes surgery

Doctors successfully removed part of a 33 pound tumor from patient's face

Chinese 'elephant man' undergoes surgery
Chinese doctors removed part of a patient's crippling 33 pound tumor mass drooping from his head and face on Tuesday, the biggest on record, and his condition was stable, doctors said.

Huang Chuncai, 31, from the southern province of Hunan, could hardly speak because the mass was so huge. His left eye was totally covered, his left ear hung down to his shoulder, and his right ear and jaw were engulfed.

Doctors removed the largest of the tumors in an operation that lasted one and a half hours.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Temmuz 2007, 18:03