Since the age of 12, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, now 60, has suffered with Neurofibromatosis, but it’s now been removed and he feels ‘reborn’.
The tumour weighed an astonishing two stone, that’s the rough weight of a toddler, and it hanged from his face for many years before being recently removed.
Neurofibromatosis is where tumours grow along the nerves, and Krishna has suffered with it since the age of 12, he’s now 60.
The heavy growth also became very smelly due to friction causing infection.
Over the years he was told by dozens of doctors that the tumour couldn’t be removed…
But then Dr Jaswan Shakya, from Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital in Kathmandu came along and said he could operate on it.
According to the Sun, Dr Shakya said: “I have seen many patients with small tumors covering the face but never one as big as this.
“I was really shocked to see him at first. I’ve done these surgeries for many years but this is the biggest tumour I’d ever seen in Nepal.”
The tumour started small when he was 12 but it grew and grew over the years until it literally dangled from his face resulting in his inability to find a wife or any work.
Almost fully recovered after a seven hour operation, he said: “It’s like a rebirth for me. I used to hate looking at myself in the mirror and nobody in my village talked to me but now life is very different.
“My life has drastically changed after the surgery.
“I am extremely thankful to the doctor for helping me. He has given me a completely new life.”