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Doctors at Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have performed an operation on a man who is 2.03 meters tall, to remove a benign tumor in the pituitary gland that was responsible for his abnormal height.
21-year-old D.T.D is believed to be the tallest man currently living in Vietnam as he stands at 2.03m , Photo: Tuoi Tre
The surgery was made yesterday morning on 21-year-old D.T.D, a student in Dong Nai Province, who is believed to be the tallest man currently living in Vietnam.
In the endoscopic surgery, made through the nose, doctors removed a 7 x 7 mm tumor from D’s pituitary gland, said Dr Pham Anh Tuan, deputy head of the hospital’s Department of Surgical Neurology.
D had been diagnosed him with Gigantism, which had triggered his abnormally large growth due to an excess of growth hormones caused by the tumor.
Therefore, the surgery is necessary to rid the patient of dangerous complications of Gigantism like diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis, among others, doctors said.
D will be put on some post-operational tests to examine the operation of his pituitary gland and doctors will, based on the test results, determine further treatment and care for the young man.
D’s school friends dubbed him as Peter Crouch, England’s tallest football player, who is 2.01 meters tall.
The title of Vietnam’s tallest-ever man belongs to Tran Thanh Pho, who was 2.3 meters tall. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 63.
Source: Tuoi Tre
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