Man has operation to remove 80lb scrotum after suffering from rare condition

Following the operation, Dan Maurer says he now has a 'second chance at life'

Dan Maurer noticed the condition developing seven years ago
Dan Maurer noticed the condition developing seven years ago

A man who had a scrotum weighing 80lbs has undergone successful surgery to have it removed.

Dan Maurer from Michigan, USA had a 14-hour operation in California to remove the mass, which weighed the same as five bowling balls, according to the Daily Mail.

Mr Maurer, 40, suffered from a rare condition called scrotal lymphedema. His scrotum drastically begun growing seven years ago, however despite losing weight on doctor's orders, the swelling increased.

The condition made it difficult for him to carry out normal, everyday activities including walking.

He recently featured in a TLC documentary: The Man with the 80lb Groin, where he discussed his ordeal. Mr Maurer said it was only after watching a previous documentary on Wesley Warren Jr who reportedly had a 132lbs scrotum, that he discovered the condition and diagnosed himself.

Mr Maurer also revealed that he and his wife Mindy can now have sex again, after admitting they had not fulfilled “marital relations” in seven years.

He said the surgery has "given him a second chance at life”.

The Man with the 80lb Groin airs on TLC, Thursday 8 October.

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