The Man With The 132-Pound Scrotum No Longer Has A 132-Pound Scrotum

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Let’s hear it for Wesley Warren Jr., “the 48-year-old Las Vegas man whose emotional and physical struggles with a 132-pound scrotum drew international attention” for he has undergone successful, 13-hour surgery to remove that burden from his groin.

Dr. Joel Gelman, who heads the Center for Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Irvine, said this week that on April 8 he and three other physicians, including plastic surgeons, donated their expertise and operated on Warren. The mass caused by the condition, known as scrotal lymphedema, had grown to 132 pounds in less than two years.

“There are a lot of shows about makeovers, but this is a real makeover,” Gelman said Thursday of the procedure that saw surgeons cut away simultaneously on the grossly enlarged protective sac of skin and muscles that contained Warren’s testicles and penis. “He’s basically a new man.”

Attempts to reach Warren — released earlier this week from the hospital and recuperating in housing near the medical center — were unsuccessful. [Las Vegas Review Journal]

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