A man from Mississippi, previously diagnosed with morbid obesity, had the shock of his life to discover that he had a 130-pound tumor. The surgeons from a Bakersfield hospital managed to remove it after a lengthy surgical intervention.
Roger Logan’s life took a turn for the worst when he realized that his weight wouldn’t allow his to leave his house. The man said that he gained a lot of weight over the past 15 years, and it was increasingly difficult to move around. Logan said that he usually spent his day in a reclining chair, and that, sometimes, he would sleep on the floor, as he was unable to go to his room.
The man from Mississippi consulted a lot of doctors about his condition. Unfortunately, each doctor told Logan that he was plain fat and that he needs to hit the gym more often. Logan described his condition as carrying around three bags of cement all the time.
Sadly, the man had to live with the extra fat for another 15 years, until a doctor from a Bakersfield hospital realized that Mr. Logan wasn’t at all obese. Researching his case, Doctor Vipul Dev of Bakersfield’s Memorial Hospital understood that Logan had a benign tumor called a folliculoma.
Enhanced MRI imagining revealed that the benign tumor occupying most of the man’s abdomen weigh approximately 150-pounds. Dr. Dev declared that the tumor more than likely developed from an ingrown hair.
Dev informed Logan about his condition and told him that it could be treated with surgery. The man wholeheartedly agreed to undergo the life-changing surgery. According to hospital’s staff, Logan’s surgery was textbook, meaning that there were no complications.
At the moment, the man is recovering in the hospital’s ICU. Dev deemed the surgery a success and told the press that his patient will now be able to live a normal and healthy life.
As for Roger Logan, the man is over thrilled about the perspective of not having to sit in the reclining chair, nor sleep on the floor. When asked by the reporters about what his plans are, Logan declared that the first thing he’s going to do once he leaves the hospital is to go to his favorite restaurant and order a taco.
Dev explained that it’s unusual for a folliculoma to grow on the abdomen and to reach this size. The doctor said that these benign tumors are usually the size of a small grape and that they grow on ear, scalp, or neck.
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