A Chinese man who lived with a tumour so big he looked heavily pregnant for a decade has finally had the two-stone growth removed from his stomach.
The 33-year-old said he let the mass increase for 10 years as he believed it could be treated with traditional remedies.Eventually it had grown so huge it made him appear as though he was expecting a child,Chengdu Business Daily reports.
He originally went to the doctors in 2004 when his stomach felt uncomfortable – and a lump was found in 2006.
After it swelled to the size of a beach ball doctors said the mass was pressing on his internal organs and his bowels – which could potentially be fatal.
Despite going to various hospitals across China, other medics told him an operation to remove it would be risky, so he was repeatedly sent home.