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Doctors to remove a 4.5 kg basket-ball size tumour from Cuban teen's face
Doctors around the world have been performing feats but this one seems to be crossing all limits. A 14-year-old boy from Cuba has a 4.5 kg tumour on his face which is suffocating him and the doctors will attempt to remove it.

In the beginning, what had appeared just as a pimple, has in two years, grown out to be a 4.5 kg tumour and is nearly suffocating the boy. The boy has been identified as Emanuel Zaya. And to put the size of the tumour in perspective, imagine it is of the size of a basketball and weighs enough to fracture his neck.

The operation procedure is scheduled to take place on 12th of January, 108 in Miami at the Jackson Memorial Holtz Children's Hospital of the University of Miami. 

The chief of the procedure is Dr Marx who is reported to have said that there is no danger of the tumour spreading to other parts of the patient's body, and also that in its present form, it is life threatening.  

The patient is suffering from a rare disorder known as Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia. In this disorder, what happens is that the patient's body develops a scar-like tissue instead of bone.

But have such cases been reported before? Yes, and in fact, the same doctor that is going to operate this 14-year-old boy's face had removed a tumour that weighed more than 7 kg from the face of another patient.

The doctor has not charged the family and along with his team is doing the procedure on a voluntary basis. For the boy's hospitalisation expenses and other costs involved, IKF Wonderfund is raising money. 

In case you wish to support the child, you may donate on the foundation's website http://jacksonhealthfoundation.org/emanuel 

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