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Doctors found this half-pound "egg" inside a man

It wasn’t an Easter one, either.

PastedImage-23879 Source: New England Journal of Medicine

WHILE YOU TUCK in to your Easter eggs today, spare a thought for the man who had a half pound egg removed from his body.

Surgeons at a Washington DC hospital found the 3.34 inch growth on top of the man’s bladder in 2013. They said it was “smooth firm and rubbery” in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.

“The mass was likely made of a small piece of fat that fell away from its attachments when the patient was very young. Over time the fat calcified and continued to grow, like a pearl inside an oyster.” urologist Dr. Rachael Sussman told The Huffington Post.


Doctors say that the benign growth was a “peritoneal loose body, a formation that is thought to result from torsed, infarcted, and detached appendages that transform into fibrotic masses”.

The good news is that once the mass was removed, the patient was fine.

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