Chinese “Elephant Man” to get 33 Pound Tumor Removed

Posted on June 21, 2007

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.

Chinese Elephant Man to get 33 Pound Tumor Removed picture

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.

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56 comments
Anonymous killer
Anonymous killer

I should Kill you. That will give me a happy life. Drapping your blood soaked body over my back. Your longflowing hair falling gently across my face. You death scent filling my nostrils...invigorating.....pushing me to abuse your dead carcass sexually. Lets meet up some where. I will buy the coffee.

anonymous
anonymous

he should kill himself or have someone kill him. he can never lead a normal and happy life. He is just going to be some lab experiment.

Slombie
Slombie

"Comment by Anonymous March 24th, 2008 at 3:38 pm He’s beautiful inside and out. A message to Dan: You are the one who is ugly. I suggest you get a complete operation on morals." You are stupid

shane
shane

We can all learn a lesson on humility from this gentle human being. Remember, there but for fate, goes you or I.

Melissa
Melissa

You are amazingly insensitive. It's a tumor!!!! Plastic surgery is not possible. I hope you have some terrible deformity someday, then maybe you'll grow a heart.

josie
josie

ha ha ha LOL not

josie
josie

you are so as if it is not funny you idiot

Split Pea
Split Pea

Oh I'm glad to hear he came through surgery alright. I remember reading about this a long time ago (this is old news) so glad to hear he got the tumor removed ok. I bet he's THRILLED now, even though he doesn't look completely normal, at least he's not in agony anymore from it. :)

Emma
Emma

Everybody just stop saying that he is like a monster and stuff like that. It's not fair on him because he cant help it. So stop callin him these awful names How can he get plastic surgery because they need to cut it off to make it better duh. Some ppl are so stupid these days. Btw, this is to Ellie he wasnt born like tht if you actually listen to what the program says he got a tumour when he was 4 years old. And he is being really brave putting up with that for a matter of years. So people dont critize this man because all of us have to think about these people tht have very bad illnesses. So we should think ourselves lucky. And he did get surgery and is looking better now but not really normal and whoever said that about never getting a girl yeah he wont but you gotta have a heart.

marty
marty

minka ke skifo non si ke cazzo avete scritto voi ma a me fa dawero impressione sta cosa.. [lol].. ;P mi dispiace storpietto

kaytee
kaytee

Some people are so fucked. This guy has gone through so much and all you people can say is that he looks horrible and disgusting? WTF is wrong with you people? Do you guys know what it’s like? EXACTLY! You fucking don’t.. so please shut the fuck up! Everyone is honestly very beautiful. Don’t ever fucking say that no one is beautiful! Seriously.. get a life.

mimi
mimi

that dan doode is mean, that guy cant help it. i hope he gets better w/ the sugery

jade
jade

I feel sorry for him I mean he will never get a girl looking like this !!!

rome
rome

wow. i gotta thank god for not looking like that. i feel sorry for him.

Dan
Dan

i think the operation is going to help, i was watching it on 4 and i hope we get a follow up eposode

dave
dave

fukin ell i love no him looks like sum fat womens arse lol

Intikhab
Intikhab

Its possible that it was more of a risk when in infancy to have had an operation, when were pain killers invented anyway. We may be able to fly in the sky and move in fast trains and cars but removing large tumours which consist of blood vessels could be the difference between having what life this chap has and what he may not have after the risky op. Wish him the best and wish nobody else this hellish state of existence. Amen.

Ellie
Ellie

I Feel Sorry For You :( x

Ellie
Ellie

i feel sorry 4 him man i wud hate to be like dat i wud kiil my self if dat was me. but i dnt see how he was born like dat coz his parents aint elephants :S I REALLI DO FEEL 4 U :(

ishu
ishu

i hope u get well soon its very bad but god is with u

lorena
lorena

It is a shame when you see selfish people in the world who feel 'ugly', because they're actually lucky. They need to take a look at remarkable people like this. It's awful that he's had to wait so long, and it must be painful :(

Kate
Kate

Why did it take this guy sooo long to get help? jesus, this is proof the system is fucked.... poor guy

Anonymous
Anonymous

Dan can't help who he is. He's one of socities unwanted trash that we can't seem to eradicate from the world. Dan is trash and one of the world's biggest LOSERS. Also, he's just jealous because this man is beautiful inside and out and Dan isn't. Do society a favor and DROP DEAD!

Anonymous
Anonymous

He's beautiful inside and out. A message to Dan: You are the one who is ugly. I suggest you get a complete operation on morals.

tessa
tessa

oh. that's pretty sad. i hope that the surgery goes well! i am praying for him. that is just really really sad and unfortunate!

mia
mia

i hope your surgey goes well and i feel so bad for you feel better.

zahir
zahir

sorry what happen i hope you feel better.

dan
dan

ma i so cool

dan
dan

man i feel sorry for this guy i mean i not an elephant

dan
dan

man this guys ugly well he is chinese

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Medicine

They left it so long because the chinese government was growing it to be consumed as a traditional medicine to put a spell on your enemies. It will be mixed with bear gall bladders and bamboo shoots.

alyssa
alyssa

It's so sad that the world could not stop something like this from the earliest signs. I understand that science has changed dramatically but he should have been helped many, many, many years ago. My heart and prayers go out to him and his family.

Annette
Annette

I am so glad he was able to get medical attention. So sad, but why would they wait 31 years for the tumor to grow so large?

loisgracearman
loisgracearman

we are all praying and hoping that the operation was successful

loisgracearman
loisgracearman

we feel sad to the person because of his incurable sickness we are all

Greyspace
Greyspace

When a person gets help we all feel a little more proud of be humans, When it takes 31 years for someone to get help it makes me feel that we are the sick ones.

Ms Sorry Pants
Ms Sorry Pants

Man at least someone is being nice xxx I hope he is ok and that his surgery goes ok please do not email me my mum will go balaistic cheers xxxxxxxxxx

simon
simon

only people that would say that are white people. The most racist people in the world. You are f up in the brain to say something like that to someone that is dying.

ELEANOR
ELEANOR

DONT BE SOO HORIBLE IMAGINE IF U WERE HIM AND SOMEONE CAME UP TO U AND SAID THAT U R SOOOOOOO HORIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoa
Whoa

Have some pity for this man you bastard.

@OnyxFire18
@OnyxFire18

Well, they probably couldn't afford it!

simon
simon

that is because people in China are really poor and cant afford the procedure unlike the bums in the US begging for spare change. These people actually work to survive.

ELEANOR
ELEANOR

I NO THAT IS WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emma
Emma

God is with you... I wish you god luc... And a will pray for you... Lots of love Emma...

Calidoc
Calidoc

You have stated just what I was thinking--why did ti take this long to treat this man?

jenan
jenan

mabye because his family couldn't afford it.