A team of surgeons from a Californian hospital recently removed a 140-poud benign tumor from a Mississippi’s man abdomen. The man, identified as Roger Logan, declared that he had been living with the gargantuan tumor on his abdomen for at least 12 years and that he consulted many doctors who told him that it’s just plain fat.
Roger Logan’s nightmare began over 12 years ago when he noticed a growth on his abdomen. Feeling that something’s not quite right, Logan sought medical help. However, to the man’s surprise, all the doctors he consulted told him that the strange growth he noticed was nothing more than fat.
However, Logan’s medical condition grew worse as the years pass by since his diagnosed fat never ceased from growing. Roger Logan declared that he owns a little business, an antique shop and that he’s quite passionate about fishing.
But, in the last five years, due to his condition, Logan couldn’t run his little antique, nor go on his favorite fishing trips. With tears in his eyes, the man declared that, for the last five years, he spent all day sitting in an armchair. Even walking around the house was painful to the man, and he said that, on more than one occasion, he would sleep on the bare floor, as he was too tired to reach the bed.
After years of searching, the man discovered a doctor in California, who told him that he’s not just dealing with extra fat. Logan’s doctor told him that he might have a gigantic tumor on his stomach, which probably developed from an ingrown hair.
Tests confirmed that Logan had a benign tumor called a folliculoma. His doctor declared that Logan’s condition was rare since folliculomas are usually as big as a walnut. Moreover, the tumor’s position was also peculiar given the fact that these types of tumors usually hang from the armpits.
After diagnosing his condition, the doctor told Logan that his only chance of living a normal and healthy life was a risky surgery. According to Roger Logan, his doctor told him that the tumor was so extensive that it had its own blood supply and that the surgery had a 50-50 chance of success.
Nevertheless, the man agreed to the surgery. The operation took about four hours, but it was a success. Following a swift post-op recovery, Logan took his first step unassisted. The man’s doctor foresaw no post-operative complications and declared that Logan can now resume his life.
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