The ‘Tree Man’ is getting a HUGE life change!
Abul Bajandar, 27 years old, was formerly known as ‘The Tree Man.’ His hands and feet were covered in giant warts before he underwent his first surgery in February last year. Since then, he has undergone 16 more operations in a little over a year.
Samantha Lal Sen, surgery coordinator at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, says Bajandar still needs to under-go a few more small surgeries to “perfect the shape of his hands.” She believes he will be able to go home for the first time in a year.
Yahoo reported that if all goes well and the warts do not return, Bajandar will likely be the first person in history to be cured of the rare genetic condition, Epidermodysplasia verruciformis. Bajandar is one of four people to be diagnosed with this condition and it has proven to be very hard to live with. Abul Bajandar has gone through a lot in his life including being shunned by his village, constant ridicule, and the worst of all to him, not being able to hold his 3-year-old daughter.
We wish Abul Bajandar the best and hope his surgeries go well!
A Bangladeshi father dubbed the "Tree man" because of the bark-like warts that once covered his body will soon be able to leave hospital after groundbreaking treatment for one of the world's rarest diseases. Abul Bajandar has undergone at least 16 operations to remove five kilos (11 pounds) of growths from his hands and feet since his condition came to doctors' attention a year ago. The 27-year-old former rickshaw driver is one of only four people in the world ever to be diagnosed with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, an extremely rare genetic condition dubbed "Tree-man disease" that left him unable to hold his three-year-old daughter. "Bajandar's cure was a remarkable milestone in the history of medical science," said Samanta Lal Sen, plastic surgery coordinator at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. "We operated on him at least 16 times to remove the warts. The hands and feet are now almost fine. He will be discharged within next 30 days after a couple of minor surgeries to perfect the shape of his hands," Sen said. Sen believes Bajandar could become the first person to be cured of the disease, provided the warts do not grow back. #bangladesh #picoftheday #dhaka #wartremoval #wart #treeman #bark #viral #abulbajandar #miracle #medicalscience #surgery #pain #cure #rare #raredisease #disease #doctors #dhakamedicalcollege #plasticsurgery #skindisease #groundbreaking #hands #feet #hospital #research #debate #cureable #asia @thegulftoday