Mexican human deformation

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Boy has life-threatening surgery to remove huge neck growth that could have choked him to death
    Jose Antonio Ramires Serrano, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, had a life-threatening growth that partially blocked his windpipe and put pressure on his heart and lungs

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    Brave: Jose Serrano is pictured with the large growth on his neck
    An eleven-year-old boy with a giant growth on his neck has been saved by a risky surgery.

    Jose Antonio Ramires Serrano, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, had a life-threatening growth that partially blocked his windpipe and put pressure on his heart and lungs.

    Thanks to missionaries and US officials Jose travelled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for life saving treatment.

    The growth, called a lymphangioma, was rough and scaly and formed painful cysts.

    Jose was prevented from riding his bike, swimming, or running, in case he fell and began bleeding dangerously. He was also stared at in the street due the size and weight of the growth.

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    Relief: Jose after surgery. A large section of his growth, called lymphangioma, was removed
    But after missionaries from the First Baptist Church of Rio Ranch spotted him in the poverty-stricken city of Ciudad Juarez, Jose was brought to New Mexico on a medical visa, in the hope of finding a cure.



    Doctors were hopeful injections of a new drug - Sildenafil, otherwise known as Viagra, - would reduce the growth because of the problems of operating on Jose while his airway was restricted.

    But after a year and a half of the unusual treatment – which has shown signs of success in younger children – doctors realised it was not helping.

    And instead of getting better, Jose began to suffer from dangerous infections.



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    Sad: The boy could not ride his bike before the surgery because of the risk of a fall causing bleeding


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    Joy: Now Jose can play with his friends and siblings
    Doctors had been reluctant to operate on the lymphangioma, a mixed veinous and lymphatic growth, because of the blood vessels and risk of infection.

    But despite the risk, surgeons decided it was time to operate to save Jose’s life.

    Jose said before the operation: “I’m anxious and nervous because I’ve never had an operation in my life.”



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    Struggle: The growth made it difficult for Jose to breathe
    His father Jose Snr. said: “We have other children younger than Jose and we’ve had to make sacrifices. They understand that it’s for their brother.

    “They know that it will all turn out well. And now the time has come, we are happy because we are thinking ahead, of the future, thinking of what is good for him. For this reason I feel happy.”



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    Living: Jose says he now feels like a normal young boy
    His mother Cindi said: “After the surgery I want to see him able to ride his bike, to play football, to play with his siblings, more than he has been able to so far.”

    A team of 12 surgeons, led by Paediatric Surgeon Cynthia Reyes at the University of New Mexico Hospital, operated on young Jose for 16 hours.

    But the procedure was fraught with complications and Jose’s parents were worried after only a 30cm by 10cm portion was removed.



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    Happy: Jose with his father, Jose Snr, and his mother, Cindi, after surgery
    Dr Reyes said: “Unfortunately we encountered a lot of bleeding and we almost replaced his whole blood line, and that’s when we decided to stop.”

    But despite the unexpected outcome, surprisingly, Jose has completely bounced back from the surgery – and the growth has shrunk.

    He said: “At first I was swollen and then overnight the mass had completely disappeared.

    “I’m no longer carrying so much weight now I can lift my arm up a lot more. I’m so much happier.

    “I feel a lot less worried than before. I feel in a lot less danger than before, even though the growth is still there.”



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    Family: Jose with his brothers and sisters
    Doctors say the scar tissue caused the lymphangioma to shrink down in the months after the surgery.

    Now Jose is just like any other boy – playing in the street and riding his bicycle. He has now recovered so well the whole family has been able to go back to their home in Mexico.

    And he has high hopes for his future thanks to the team of American doctors.

    He said: “The doctors and pastors from the Church have helped us a lot, my family and me, and, they have really helped. We are thankful towards them.

    “For the future I want to study, finish university, work, have a family, and then become a mechanic.”
     
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  2. cygnus2112

    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    I knew without reading this story that he would have to come here for free surgery to remove that thing.
    I think in Mexico you need to be able to spell "peso" and 20 credits in high school to become a doctor.
    They're catching up to the doctors in Malaysia that still hold hot rocks above your forehead to cure the plague.
     
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    Lster Well-Known Member VIP

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    Poor kid, it's amazing how damn good medicine has become, wasn't that long ago that Ignaz Semmelweis and LouIs Pasteur were saving countless lives with ideas as simple as killing germs with heat.
     
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    Would've been a good reality show.
     
  5. Quite Frankly

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    Shopped
     
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    It's weird that people travel from all over the world to the US for these amazing surgeries, yet our healthcare system was somehow so bad it needed to be radically overhauled by a fucking moron.
     
  7. HPMikesLazyEYE

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    Both their parents stomach seem to have the same disgusting growth.
     
  8. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    But Mexico has had "universal" healthcare since 2012. Why on earth would he need to leave the country to get treated?
     
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    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

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    Happy for this kid and his family.

    Sad that Obama has put us on a trajectory where our healthcare system may well be indistinguishable from Mexico's in another couple of generations.
     
  10. wujekcity

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    some big traps! bodybuilders would kill for those!