In this Feb. 2, 2017, photo, Roger Logan holds up a smartphone that shows a photo of him with a 130-pound tumor before a surgery to remove it at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. Logan, a Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat, has had the 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield. (Henry A. Barrios/The Bakersfield Californian via AP) Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.
Roger Logan, 57, had the non-cancerous growth removed on Jan. 31 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where he will remain for another week or so before returning to Gulfport, Mississippi.
The tumor probably started as an ingrown hair that became infected, swelled and developed its own blood supply, Logan's surgeon, Dr. Vipul Dev, told the Bakersfield Californian.
It sprouted from his lower abdomen more than a decade ago.