A 37-year-old man fromChina is looking forward to leading a 'normal life' after having major surgery to remove the world's biggest facial tumour.
Huang Chuncai from Hunan Province had a 25kg growth which hung down to his waist, meaning he could barely move, eat or sleep.
NIcknamed 'China'sElephant Man,' he had the worst-recorded case of Neurofibromatosis, a rare condition which caused excessive cell growth and tumours that melted Huang’s face.
The condition was left untreated for 30 years, because his parents were too poor, but - following a media frenzy in 2007 - he was offered major facial surgery by the Chinese Government.
Doctors at Fuda Cancer Hospital weren’t convinced that surgery was possible due to the size of the tumour, but they managed to remove 21kg of the growth during four life-changing operations over seven years.