MONSTER TUMOUR Antique dealer, 57, has surgery to remove 63kg tumour from his stomach – which started as an ingrowing hair
57, has surgery to remove 63kg tumour from his stomach – which started as an ingrowing hair
Roger Logan has now walked for the first time in years
BY JOHN SHAMMAS
AN ANTIQUES dealer has had a massive 140-pound tumour removed – which all started as ingrowing hair.
Roger Logan, of Gulfport, Mississippi, began piling on weight 12 years ago but doctors told him it was “just fat”.
The tumour had grown so large it even had its own blood supply
Mr Logan was no longer able to be physically active, and was mostly confined to an armchair
The 57-year-old was eventually told by his doctor that it was a tumour, which began as ingrown hair.
Doctor Vipul Dev revealed that it had grown so large it even had its own blood supply.
Mr Logan was no longer able to be physically active, and had to give up managing his shop.
Eventually he was left stuck in an armchair at home, which was big enough to support the tumour.
After his wife Kitty found a surgeon who said they could remove the growth, he was told he only had a 50% chance of surviving the operation.
The surgery, which took place in California, was a success however, and on Thursday he managed to walk by himself for the first time in years.
The 57-year-old was told he only had a 50/50 chance of surviving the procedure
Mr Logon with family members as he recovers from the major surgery
Speaking to the Bakersfield Californian, he said: “I never want to see that armchair again.
“My feet are together.
“They haven’t been together in years.”