Update February 21, 2016

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Tree Man’s 1st surgery over

Sumel Sarker

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21 February 2016, Nirapad News: ‘Tree Man’ Abul Bajnadar underwent first surgery at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday (February 20) to remove massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet.

Confirming the matter, DMCH burn unit coordinator Dr Samanta Lal Sen told banglanews that Abul has been taken to operation theater (OT) around 11:00am and finished first phase surgery around 12:45pm.

He further said the operation was conducted following the decision of a nine-member medical board in this regard.

Firstly, physicians tried to remove the warts from all the fingers of his right hand, he added.

If successful, they will remove rest warts of his left hand in subsequent operations after three weeks, Dr Sen added.

Earlier, health minister Mohammad Nasim said government will bear all expenditures of Abul Bajnadar till his recuperation.

The warts, which first started appearing when Bajnadar was a teenager but began spreading rapidly around four years ago, have been diagnosed as epidermodysplasia verruciformis, an extremely rare genetic skin disease that makes the person susceptible to skin growths.

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