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.
Fibroma is a skin disease involving connective-tissue new growth. It appears on the body as one or many pea to egg-sized or larger, soft or firm, round or flattened, painless tumors located beneath the skin. In the worst cases, these growths can cover the entire body.
Humans with HornsHuman Horns Once thought to be a myth, the incidence of human being growing “horns” is now documented. These cutaneous horns, also called cornu cutaneum are actually skin lesions, which cone-shaped protuberances grow from, creating the appearance of a horn
This 8-year-old girl from China suffers from a large tumor in her lower lip. She was born with the tumor and her family has been unable to afford the surgery to remove it.
Hypertrichosis is a medical condition characterized by the excessive growth of hair on places on the body where hair usually does not grow. Congenital Hypertrichosis is extremely rare and those who suffer from it are often called human werewolves. Reminds us of Teen Wolf a little bit…
Haemangioma, a condition that causes abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his face. Blood pools in his face, which has caused him to develop a huge weeping facial tumor. He is commonly called “The Man with No Face.” He has refused medical treatment because he is a Jehovah’s Witness.
Spina bifida: A birth defect (a congenital malformation) in which there is a bony defect in the vertebral column so that part of the spinal cord, which is normally protected within the vertebral column, is exposed. People with spina bifida can suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence, cognitive (learning) problems and limited mobility.
Spina bifida is caused by the failure of the neural tube to close during embryonic development. The neural tube is the embryonal structure that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord.
The risk of spina bifida varies according to country, ethnic group and socioeconomic status. In the US as a whole, spina bifida occurs in about one in every 1-2,000 births. The risk of spina bifida and other neural tube defects such as anencephaly can be decreased by women taking folic acid supplements before they conceive and during the first months of their pregnancy.Anencephaly is the absence of brain and spinal chord, a congenital defect. There is no cure or standard treatment for anencephaly and the prognosis for affected individuals is poor. Most anencephalic babies do not survive birth.
Elephantiasis is the final chronic stage of a filariasis caused by the presence in the blood and lymph of a parasitic nematode worm. It is characterized by the thickening and hardening of the skin, together with an enormous enlargement of the part affected, usually the lower extremities. Its proper medical name is “neurofibrome.”
With God’s mercy and blessings plus advance technology in science and medicine, something can still be done to either cure an unusual disease or correct a physical defect.
The term cyclopia is commonly used to describe either the abnormality of true cyclopia in which a single median eye is the only ocular structure present or synophthalmia in which two globes (right and left eyes) are partially fused in the median position. Cyclopia (also cyclocephaly or synophthalmia) is a rare and severe form of holoprosencephaly and is a congenital disorder (birth defect) characterized by the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities. Its incidence is 1 in 16,000 in born animals, and 1 in 250 in embryos.Cyclopes are rare congenital abnormalities; a severe form of holoprosencephaly resulting in children being born with just one eye. It results from failure of the cerebral hemisphere to separate during fetal development. The incidence is 1 in 13,000 live births but present in 1 in 2500 pregnancies that end up as miscarriage. It is incompatible with life. In this report we present a Cyclops delivered via cesarean section on account of ante partum hemorrhage secondary to placental previa type 11a.