Medical mystery as boy grows 40-pound hands

Doctors in India are baffled over an 8-year-old boy, Kaleem, whose hands have ballooned to a combined weight of nearly 40 pounds.

His gigantic hands weigh around 18 pounds apiece and measure 13 inches from the base of his palm to the tip of his middle finger.

Doctors who have had the chance to examine Kaleem have been mystified by his condition, but do believe it is most likely the result of lymphangioma or hamartoma, according to Barcroft.

Lymphangioma is a rare condition of the lymphatic system that causes the development of non-malignant masses consisting of fluid-filled parts of the body, according to WebMD.

Read more: FoxNews

3 comments

  • karen

    Im not sure if this was offered to him to have both hands amputated and have him fit with hands I feel for this child

  • robert

    I have the same thing for 40 years now in my legs and one ever help find a doctor to help me and yes kids in school made fun of me and as adult grown people make fun of at this beach or ant time I wear shorts

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