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Old 03-23-2009, 10:08 PM
iriecricket iriecricket is offline
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Default Discovery Health Show - "The Man with No Face"

I was watching Discovery Health last night and there was a story about a man from Portugal with a huge hemangioma on his face. The show is a repeat but very interesting. Apparently, the man had a mark on his lip as a baby but the growth did not start until he was a teenager and it continues to grow to this day (he's in his 50s). Because of his religion (Jehovah's Witness), he has refused surgery due to blood transfusion issues. Anyway, I thought it was a very sad, yet interesting story. Does anyone have any thoughts on the man's condition?

Here are some links to photos and his story:
http://thexodirectory.com/2007/12/man-without-face.html

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Meet-...ce-75124.shtml

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ng-tumour.html
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