Surgeons at Medicover Hospitals, Hitec City, on Tuesday announced successful treatment of 18-year-old-girl from Somalia, by surgically removing 50 kg of lymphatic tissue that over the years accumulated in her left leg, a medical condition known as Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (elephant leg).

Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa is a rare and disfiguring medical condition characterized by the progressive enlargement and thickening of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, typically affecting the lower extremities. As a result, the young girl’s left leg was severely swollen, warty and had become a heavy burden, affecting her lifestyle.