9 doctors were on their feet for 960 minutes (16 hours) before they could remove 110kg of needless flesh from Yang Jianbin.
In the course of the surgical procedure, Yang Jianbin received 5000ml of blood which is more than the entire amount an adult’s body holds.
37 year-old Yang suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue.
He was born with a dark birth mark which grew into a tumour at the age of nine on the right side of his lower back. At age 12 it was the size of a fist and he had to undergo surgery rid of it. But it quickly started to grow again until he can only lie down or sit on his bed.
Chief surgeon Chen Minliang said, “We have seen neurofibromatosis patients before, but this is the biggest nerve tumor we ever saw. Yang is now recovering well and is expected to be discharged later this month.”