Surgeons Remove Over 28 Pounds of Feces From a Constipated Man | Inverse

Hirschsprung's disease affects one in every 5,000 babies

Hirschsprung's disease affects one in every 5,000 babies

Zhou went to a hospital in Shanghai where a CT scan showed he had a massive buildup of feces in his colon.

A Chinese patient recently underwent a three-hour procedure with a team of surgeons to remove 30 inches of his bloated large intestines.

Zhou Hai, 22, had suffered from constipation since he was born, according to Asia One. He reportedly relied on laxatives to help him use the bathroom, but still a large amount of feces built up in his intestines over the course of many years. The severe abdominal pain and colon problems were the result of a condition known as Hirschsprung's disease. Doctors removed about 30 inches of his colon and even posed with it. While his parents didn't think much of the ailment, eventually it turned serious. Hirschsprung's Disease can affect infants as well as adults and patients experiencing discomfort or swelling for extended periods of time should consult their medical professionals.

It took about three-hour for operation and surgeons removed a section of colon from Zhou's body which was 76cm long and weighed 13kg on Thursday. The missing nerves prevent the normal excretion of waste matter through the colon.

Treatment of the condition requires surgical removal of the diseased part of the colon, Mayo Clinic explains. Initially, doctors were shocked to see what they found, and Doctor Yin Lu of the Tenth People's Hospital of Shanghai was quoted saying, 'It looked like it could explode at any time.' Doctors stated that now the patient is stable and will recover slowly.

The man had been admitted to the hospital for the same symptoms previously, but doctors were able to determine what caused the stomach pain.

Doctors diagnosed the man with congenital megacolon, which can lead to the bowels becoming paralyzed and cause fecal tumors.

Those with the disease are prone to an intestinal infection called enterocolitis, which can be life-threatening.

Recommended News

  • What Analysts Suggest About Weatherford International Ltd (WFT)?

    What Analysts Suggest About Weatherford International Ltd (WFT)?

    Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 296,625 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,539,483.75. The stock of Weatherford International Plc (NYSE: WFT ) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, July 24 by Oppenheimer.
    Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi arms sale

    Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi arms sale

    Today I stand up for saying we, the United States, should no longer be fueling the arms race in the Middle East. Paul told reporters Monday he thought the vote would be "very, very close" when asked about the whip count.
    No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan

    No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan

    May tried to reassert her shattered authority at the weekend by announcing her new cabinet - with no changes among her top team. But Ruth Davidson, the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to "reopen" the government's Brexit plans.
  • Is It Unconstitutional for Trump to Block Twitter Users?

    Is It Unconstitutional for Trump to Block Twitter Users?

    Stephen King's latest horror story: he's being blocked by President Trump on Twitter - but he's not entirely sure what happened. Recently, King tweeted a dig at Ivanka Trump and disparaged the Cabinet .
    Honda Fits entry-level model with new styling and safety features

    Honda Fits entry-level model with new styling and safety features

    The new edition represents the first significant update for the third-generation Fit since its introduction in 2014. Honda highlighted a few of the improvements we will see next month when it launches the 2018 model year Fit.
    Kathy Griffin Finally Said Something That Made Me Laugh

    Kathy Griffin Finally Said Something That Made Me Laugh

    She said that the "death threats that I'm getting are constant and they are detailed they are serious and they are specific". Al Franken said what Griffin did "was inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere in our national discourse".
  • Imran Tahir shows why he's top dog as Proteas win

    Sri Lanka never recovered after that and were shot out for 203 runs with still 8.3 overs remaining. ICC Champions Trophy live streaming online can be watched on HotStar official website.
    Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow

    Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow

    But Theresa May had a very stumbling election campaign, and that severely undermined her status of this strong and stable leader. Yet in the weeks leading up to the election, the opposing Labour party has managed to gain an advantage.

    Jeff Mayweather discusses rumored date and venue for Mayweather-McGregor

    The potential match between Mayweather and McGregor is expected to be one of the richest prize fights in boxing history. In addition, the 28-year-old McGregor did his best to sound the alarm that the fight was near with a post on Instagram.
  • Nadal wins 10th French Open title

    Nadal wins 10th French Open title

    He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros , where he won the title a year ago to complete a career Grand Slam . Only Martina Navratilova comes close - she won nine Wimbledon titles between 1978 and 1990. "But not only here".

    Apple is legalizing in-app tipping for content creators

    Furthermore, the iOS 11 comes with a new file management system, an app switcher, and a quick-type keyboard. In addition, a new tab called "Today" features the daily additions to the App Store.
    Patty Jenkins eyeing 'I am Superman' with Ryan Gosling

    Patty Jenkins eyeing 'I am Superman' with Ryan Gosling

    Independent theater operator Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LLC offered women-only screenings, which sold out in an hour. Gal Gadot received Lynda Carter's blessing to play the lead role in Wonder Woman movie.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.