Teenager with tongue size of tennis ball risks choking to death when asleep

Teenager with tongue size of tennis ball risks choking to death when asleep
Published: 2016 October 27 16:32:16 (8839 Views)
A teenager whose tongue is the size of a tennis ball goes to sleep each night knowing there is a chance he may choke to death.

Krzysztof Wegrzyn, who lives in Grojec in central Poland, was born with a condition called haemangioma.

This means he has a benign tumour in the blood vessels of his tongue.

Efforts to remove the growth were made when he was a child, but had to be called off because of massive blood loss.



Now 18, he struggles to speak because the tumour has grown so big.

But he still hopes a cure for his condition can be found, and his family is raising funds to help him travel to Germany for an operation, estimated at £47,550, which could save his life.

The teenager told reporters: 'I saw a boy from Norway who underwent an operation there and he looked great. You could not see that he had ever been ill.

'This is my biggest dream but I do not want to be disappointed.'

Expert medics at the Zentrum Klinik fur Vasculare Maltformationen in Eberswalde, Brandenburg, have said they would be able to help.




Source - Dailymail

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