In the case of Dan Mauer, there was a lot of speculation and controversy surrounding his treatment. He had scrotal lymphedema, which caused the testicles to swell. This resulted in his lungs being too weak to perform their usual functions.
Dan Mauer Loses 150 Pounds – Surgery Effects
Dan Maurer was in a predicament when he was diagnosed with scrotal lymphedema in early 2007. He was undergoing treatment for bladder cancer and as such was spared the full monty. Despite his good fortunes, he was left with a scrotal scar that is a tad bigger than his scrotum. Luckily, he and his wife have been doing the best they can to prevent future complications.
A man who has been suffering from a giant scrotum for more than 40 years finally had surgery to remove the 80-pound mass. Doctors in California performed a 14-hour procedure on the man, who is only identified as John. The mass was so large that it was almost resting on his knee. Dr. Joel Gelman said removing it was like ‘taking out a watermelon.’
John said that he was able to move his scrotum, which was so large that it almost touched his knee, but it would often give him pain. He told ABC News: “I hate going to doctors’ offices because they see me coming and I’ll wait for hours.”
The procedure was performed by Dr. Joel Gelman in San Jose, California. The operation lasted 14 hours, but it’s believed the man’s recovery period will only be about two weeks.
“The surgery was an enormous success,” Dr Gelman told CNN on Thursday morning at a news conference following the surgery at Stanford Health Care Palo Alto Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.”He had a large scrotum that contained numerous masses of varying sizes,” he said.”There are no complications at this time and we’ll continue monitoring him closely.”
scrotal lymphedema caused his lungs to be too weak to function
Dan Maurer, a 59-year-old man from Michigan, has been living with an abnormally large scrotum for years. This is a rare disease known as scrotal lymphedema. It involves a blocked lymphatic vessel that fails to drain fluid from the scrotum. The disease also entails a scrotal mass that weighs the same as five bowling balls.
Maurer’s story is well-documented in state media. He has even seen his story featured on TV. His scrotum is so large that he can barely walk 40 steps without stopping.
Despite the fact that he has been afflicted with scrotal lymphedema for years, Maurer is still on the road to recovery. After a successful surgery to remove excess growth from his scrotum, Maurer has been taking part in physical therapy. One of his doctors, Dr. Joel Gelman, is head of the Center for Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Irvine.
Maurer will have to spend several more weeks in the states to recuperate. To help with this, he has set up a GoFundMe page.
scrotal lymphedema caused him to lose 50 pounds from swimming
Scrotal lymphedema is a scrotum mass which causes swelling in the scrotum area. This condition is caused by blockage of the lymphatic vessels in the scrotum. Some causes include infections, trauma and congenital. Dan Maurer was diagnosed with this disease when he was in his late 20s.
His doctors advised him to lose weight. Despite losing 50 pounds, his scrotum continued to grow. So he began to seek help. He was eventually referred to the University of Michigan Health System. Then in 2013, he was diagnosed with scrotal lymphedema.
When he saw a TLC show about scrotal lymphedema, he knew he had to do something about his scrotum. Unfortunately, the diagnosis he was given was incorrect. Until now, he has had to deal with the disease for nearly two decades.
During that time, he lost his confidence and started to suffer from chronic pain. At one point, he was hospitalized with a ruptured cyst in his scrotum. However, his wife has stood by him despite his disease.