Chinese Doctors To Operate on Tortoise Woman

Posted on January 8, 2010

Sun Fengqin, aged 47 who is from Inner Mongolia, suffers from a 25 kg (over 55 pounds) nerve fabric tumor on her back that has plagued her existence at its current size for more than two decades.

She is a poor woman and cannot afford the highly sophisticated surgery required to remove it. Doctors at Xijing Hospital have agreed to perform the operation at no cost to her.

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Surgeons will remove the tumor, but they have some heavy concerns.

“The main risk is a massive hemorrhage. During the surgery, we may need to transfuse her with up to 10,000cc of blood, which is equal to three times the blood in her body,” says Plastic Surgeon, Guo Shuzhong.

Cruelly dubbed the “tortoise woman,” Sun told doctors that the tumor started as a yellow birthmark on her back. Over the years it grew and grew until it became so big that it interfered with her ability to walk upright.

“By the time I was 20 years old, the tumor had grown into the size of a rice bag, but it is now so big and heavy that I have to lean forward when I walk,” says Sun.

The doctors claim the tumor can only be removed surgically and the procedure is quite risky and complicated.

What do YOU think about this?

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7 comments
Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

Nothing worse than a rice bag on your back.... Hope she made it...

Kevin Bender
Kevin Bender

Butts, you find some crazy stuff! THANKS!!!

Kevin Oconnell
Kevin Oconnell

THAT'S LIKE THE GUY WHO HAS 125 LBS OF NUTS BETWEEN HIS LEGS

Sephi
Sephi

I actually had a similar experience. During my prepubescent and childhood years I had a big stomach and my friends and family just thought I was fat (I was a little chubby). I lost a lot of weight and was tiny everywhere but for this huge belly I couldn't get rid of. Strangers would ask me if I were pregnant. Finally, a doctor figured out I had a huge ovarian cyst. It was the size of a small watermelon, or equivalent to a six month pregnancy. It's gone now, thank God. : )

Dolly
Dolly

Sepi, I'm 20 years old. When I was 19, I found I had a 20 pound ovarian tumor in my stomach. It had grown so large that it pushed my internal organs upward. All through my life I have been made fun of for being fat, even on the way to the doctor my sister jokingly told me I had just eaten too much candy. Altogether I have lost 45 pounds since the opperation.

yogitashu
yogitashu

very cramped, sort of like being in a shoe with a large bag of rice...

tagaHibaiyo
tagaHibaiyo

really a serious problem for the doctors.. I thank god that there are people concern about those needy and poor individuals. What would you feel if you are in the same shoe with Sun Fengqin?. :(