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“It looked like it could explode at any time”
Dr Yin Lu
The patient, who has not been named, was admitted to hospital after suffering from Hirschsprung’s disease.
His condition means the patient lacks the nerves required to poo properly, which can cause a build up in the intestines.
Doctors at the 10th People’s Hospital of Shanghai in eastern China reported that the man began to experience a bulge in his stomach at a young age.
A physically challenged girl whose body stopped growing has sadly died after a brief illness. She suffered with her condition since birth
Despite using a combination of laxatives, the man’s stomach had swelled to an enormous size.
After years of living with the condition, he finally went for help after the pain became too much.
Dr Yin Lu determined that the man had years’ worth of faeces built up in his intestines,
His team were astonished at the size of the man’s tummy, which “looked like it could explode at any time”.
Luckily, Doctor Yu’s team were able to remove 30 inches of the bowel, which resembled an alien, and the patient is now on the mend.
Doctors even weighed the bowel, which tipped the scales at a whopping two stone.