Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By ANN COATES news@sun­

A MAN whose scro­tum swelled to weigh more than pop babe Mi­ley Cyrus has suc­cess­fully un­der­gone surgery to have it re­moved.

Dan Mau­rer suf­fered from scro­tal lym­phedema – an ail­ment that caused one of his tes­ti­cles to grow to more than 8½ STONE.

Now, thanks to 14-hour surgery, the growth has been re­moved.

The 39-year-old said that his con­di­tion had af­fected his re­la­tion­ship with wife of 20 years, Mindy, but fol­low­ing the life-chang­ing op­er­a­tion, the cou­ple may be able to re­sume sex­ual re­la­tions af­ter seven years of go­ing with­out.


Dan, of Bat­tle Creek, Michigan, is now re­cov­er­ing from the surgery at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine.

The mass in his scro­tum was found to weigh 120lbs and Dan also had some stom­ach fat re­moved dur­ing the surgery too – so is now 10-stone lighter.

His mother, Con­nie, said: The doc­tor is very pleased with the surgery and heal­ing. He’s do­ing fine.”

Dan’s bat­tle with the rare dis­ease saw his ball­bag grow ab­nor­mally large be­cause of what doc­tors be­lieve were blocked ves­sels in the lym­phatic sys­tem that fail to drain fluid from the area.

How­ever, he is hav­ing trou­ble walk­ing af­ter the op­er­a­tion, hav­ing car­ried the growth for so long, his mum said, who added: “He’s mov­ing baby steps, but he wants to move gi­ant steps.”

Dan is un­der­go­ing phys­io­ther­apy and may be able to re­turn home in a month.

The tale of his strug­gle had gone vi­ral on so­cial media ear­lier this year af­ter a se­ries of sto­ries ap­peared doc­u­ment­ing his ef­forts to raise money for a costly and dan­ger­ous surgery to re­move the mas­sive growth.

The pub­lic­ity al­lowed him raise close to $30,000 to­wards the op­er­a­tion.

WRECKED BALLS: Dan with his mas­sive scro­tum be­fore op WRECK­ING BALLS: Mi­ley

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