Boy, 4, With Tongue Three Times Normal Size Awaits Life Changing Operation

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Shocking photos show a four-year-old boy in China who was born with a tongue swelled to three times its normal size because of a massive tumour.

Little Teng was diagnosed with lymphangioma, a rare but benign cyst shortly after his birth, which makes it incredible difficult for the poor youngster to eat or speak.

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Hopefully the little one’s struggles won’t last much longer, however.

Teng has been waiting for years for a life changing operation to shrink his tongue but, because he lives in a remote village, it has proven difficult.

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But the little one was photographed with his family waiting for treatment in a hospital in Nanning in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Saturday, which is a positive sign for his medical future.

Let’s hope this little lad gets the help he needs very soon!


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