The worst human growths ever documented...
Stories and legends fill history of aliens, big foot, and super-humans. Most times we ignore these stories, and leave it just as that. It is a story. However, if you look into stories and legends you can find that it can often be compared to actual human conditions. Albeit it is often an over-exaggeration, but when you are unable to explain something or lacked of words to convey what you see – legends are helpful tools.
People that are different are often ridiculed and ostracized – if they are lucky. Worse, they are harmed, killed, or tortured. Today modern science is helping us better understand rare conditions. Many can be treated or prevented allowing those who were once isolated, to be apart of society once again. Also, by exploring genetics we can study the full potential of the human body.
Man of these conditions are beyond belief and we have comprised this list to bring to light these rare conditions. Although many will find the photos frightening and unsettling, we think it is important to help bring these conditions and the people that suffer from it to help make more people aware.
1. 16 Pound Face Tumor
In 2005, a Haitian teen in Miami underwent 16 hours of surgery to remove a 16-pound tumor from her face. The tumor had become so large that obstructed her airways and had to removed so she could breath.
The girl suffers from rare form of Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia; a nonhereditary, genetic disease that causes bone to become “like a big a bowl of jelly with some bone inside,” said Dr. Jesus Gomez of University of Miami School of Medicine.
2. Baby With 16 Toes
In November 2008 a baby boy was born with 16 toes. He also has 5 fingers on each hand but no thumbs. The Chinese baby suffers from a condition called Polydactylism. His family says they plan to have the extra digits surgically removed.
3. Huge Leg Tumor
Chen Zongtao has a 154 pounds tumor on his right leg. He has suffered for years with the growth because he is unable to afford the surgery to remove it.
4. Dede Tree Man
Dede the Tree Man’s plight has been highly documented. Sufferingfrom what is thought to be a strain of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Dede’s whole body is covered in large wart-like growths. Doctors have tried to removed Dede’s warts, but they keep growing back.
Fibroma is a skin disease involving connective-tissue new growth. Small pea to egg-sized or larger, soft or firm, round or flattened, painless tumors beneath the skin begin to grow, in worst cases the tumors can spread all over the body.
6. Foot Growing In Brain
When Sam Esquibel was just three months old, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When doctors removed the tumor they found it contained a tiny foot, as well as other partially formed body parts. A rare condition known as Fetus in Fetu.
7. Giant Kidney Stone
Surgeons in Hungary shocked to find a patient had developed a 2.5 pound kidney stone roughly the size of a coconut.
8. Huge Neck Tumor
Huang Liqian, 58, first discovered a bizarre growth on the back of his neck in 1990. After ignoring the growth for 17 years, it developed into a 33 pound tumor. In 2007, he finally had surgery to remove it.
9. Huge Lip Tumor
This 8-year-old girl from China suffers from a large tumor in her lower lip. She was born with the tumor and it has been left to grow as her family can not afford the surgery to remove it.
10. Humans With Horns
Often thought to be a myth, cases of humans with “horns” has now been documented. These cutaneous horns, also called cornu cutaneum are actually skin lesions, which cone-shaped protuberances grow from, creating the appearance of a horn.
11. Man With No Face
Jose Mestre suffers from haemangioma, a condition that causes abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his face. Where the blood has collect in his face, Jose has developed huge tumors that he refused to have removed because he is a Jehovah’s Witness.
12. Huge Face Tumor
Huang Chuncai suffers from a rare genetic disorder of the nervous system called Neurofibromatosis. The disease developed when he was four, he has since had two operations to remove one 25 pound tumor and another 33 pound tumor.
13. Baby Born With Two Faces
In March earlier this year in a small suburb of Delhi, India, a baby girl was born with two faces bearing four eyes, two noses, two mouths and three cheeks, one of which has a dimple.
14. Massive Hand
The man with the largest hand in the world underwent a seven-hour surgery in Shanghai to reduce it and make it functional. Before the surgery, his left thumb was 10.2 inches long and his index finger measured close to 12 inches.
15. People With Tails
Another condition believed to be a myth, there are a several documented cases of people with tails.
16. Tree Growing In Lungs
A Russian man who had been complaining about coughing up blood was found to have a 5cm spruce tree growing in his lungs. Because the tree was to big to have been inhaled accidentally, doctor assume he inhaled a seed which must of grown in his lung.
17. Werewolf Child
Currently being documented on Discovery Channel, these Real Werewolf Children suffer from Hypertrichosis, a medical condition which causes excessive hair growth.
Congenital Hypertrichosis is extremely rare and those who suffer from it are often called human werewolves.
18. Chinese Baby Born With Second Penis
In an extremely rare case of fetus in fetu, a Chinese baby was born with a second penis on his back.
19. Octopus Girl
Lakshmi Tatma was born with a headless conjoined twin. Together they shared 8 limbs but fought for oxygen and nutrition. After the conjoined twin was removed Lakshmi underwent further surgery to remove her extra limbs.
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