Largest Hand in the World

Lui Hua suffers from a rare condition known as macrodactyly. When he was hospitalized in Shanghai last month his left thumb measured 10.2 inches and his index finger measured close to 12.

From The Shanghai Daily:

"It was the biggest hand in the world," said Chen Zuliang, a hospital official. "Liu's fingers stopped growing in recent years so plastic surgery was at last possible to correct the malformation."

On July 20 surgeons undertook a seven-hour operation to reduce the size of Liu's fingers and thumb. Doctors removed 11 pounds of flesh and bone in the procedure.

A second surgery is scheduled to take place.

Enlarged limbs can be caused by a number of medical conditions. Lymphedema is perhaps the most common cause and results in some extraordinarily enlarged limbs.

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i love sites like these where people post comments..reading your comments are hilarious!

pimping? that would be a MEAN pimp slap yo

but on a real level, i bet he's hurting..but if he was as 'big' as that pointer..his chick would LLLOOOOOOVVVEE it
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wow. guys don't be such pansies about it. jeez..

I think everyone needs to relax about it and be a little less uptight. maybe smoke a bowl or something
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Wow, i Just had a GREAT IDEA! Wouldnt it be great if you could isolate,control,and deliberatly cause this to happen in selected areas of the human body.

I know of a few places that this local giantism would be real popular and i wouldnt mind having ONE of my particular apendages clasified as freakishly giant ha! ha!
I think lots of men would be interested just as long as it could be controlled or the worlds supply of wheel barrows might be in danger!

P.S To all those high brow Squares about to have a hissy fit, calm down im just having some fun, but honestly i really do hope some brainy scientists get together on this real soon cause ill be first in line with credit card ready. They'd become the richest men on earth and probably get knighted by the Queen ha! ha!
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This site does seem like an interesting network with people making intelligent comments on the strange and wonderful.

However, it's really sad you decided to globally publish a photo of a human being with a really tough condition to deal with in order to make your article more interesting. I am sure the reason this man published photos of his hand is to get help or more information about an incredibly rare condition. I don't for one minute think he believed he would end up on a posting wall akin to a Victorian freak show Circus.
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