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Chinese Man Suffers From 'Horse Neck Disease' After Drinking Something Unexpected Daily

Hong Shu drank two litres of spirits everyday for more than 30 years, but he never knew the outcome could be so dangerous. He developed a fatty tumour that led him to be called 'the man with the horse's neck'. 


He is from Guangzhou, southern China and has undergone multiple surgeries to remove the deposits. Over the period of 30 years, Hong has consumed tens of thousands of litres of the hard liquor, triggering the disease. Lets see the painful journey of this man, hoping he recovers soon from it.

 

Chinese Man Suffers From 'Horse Neck Disease' After Drinking Something Unexpected Daily

Chinese Man Suffers From 'Horse Neck Disease' After Drinking Something Unexpected Daily

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Hong Shu has been struggling to eat, sleep or breathe after being diagnosed with the rare Madelung disease.

Hong Shu has been struggling to eat, sleep or breathe after being diagnosed with the rare Madelung disease.

In the Madelung disease, fatty deposits accumulate in various areas of the body including the neck, arms and legs. It started with swelling behind both of his ears but gradually spread to around his throat area.

Overtime, the fatty deposits took over his neck, forming what's been described as horse, cow, and even camel neck.

Overtime, the fatty deposits took over his neck, forming what's been described as horse, cow, and even camel neck.

But after being diagnosed, he has been given a fresh start as doctors carried out three successive surgeries to remove the fatty deposits.

Before his recent surgeries, the swelling around Hong's throat was more than six inches wide and around five and half inches long.

Before his recent surgeries, the swelling around Hong's throat was more than six inches wide and around five and half inches long.

Doctors performed multiple surgeries to cure him and he will be discharged from hospital soon. We wish him all the best for future!

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