Man left in constant pain after facial 'birthmark' grew into tumour

Indonesian man left in constant pain after facial ‘birthmark’ grew into enormous tumour that reaches his stomach is hoping for life-saving surgery

  • Andriadi Putra, 34, has trouble eating and talking due to the ‘trunk’-like tumour 
  • Putra suffers from Neurofibromatosis which affects normal growth of cell tissue
  • He was born with a small blemish on his face but it has kept on growing with age

An Indonesian man living in constant pain because of an enormous tumour that has grown from his face down to his stomach is hoping for life-saving surgery.

Andriadi Putra, 34, has trouble eating and talking because of the ‘trunk’-like tumour weighing around 88lbs.

It has sprouted into multiple layers and Putra – from Medan in North Sumatra, Indonesia – often covers the biggest part under a large T-shirt.

Putra suffers from severe Neurofibromatosis – a genetic disorder that affects the growth and development of cell tissue.

Andriadi Putra, 34, has trouble eating and talking because of the ‘trunk’ like tumour weighing around 88lbs

Putra suffers from a severe condition of Neurofibromatosis – a genetic disorder that affects the normal growth and development of cell tissue


Andriadi Putra has an enormous tumour that has grown from his face down to his stomach. He is hoping for a life-saving surgery

He faces shortness of breath and cannot walk due to the staggering weight of the tumour.

Putra said, ‘I often groan in pain…the weight breaks my back. It is very heavy and I experience shortness of breath.’

Putra was born with a small blemish on his face but it kept growing with age.

His parents – father Ismed Triad, 60 and mother Eridah, 52, took him to a local doctors when they noticed the blemish but were told there was nothing to worry.

It has sprouted into multiple layers and Putra – from Medan in North Sumatra, Indonesia – often covers the biggest part under a large t-shirt

He faces shortness of breath and cannot walk due to the staggering weight of the large tumour

Because they didn’t have the money, Mr Triad, who is a porter at a traditional market, couldn’t take his son for an advanced medical examination.

‘I was born with a small blemish but my family assumed that it was a birthmark. But when I was 11 years old, my parents began to suspect it as it was growing bigger.

‘They took me to see a doctor who said I have a disease called ‘narrowing of hormone vessels’ and it is unfortunate.

A close up look at the tumour which grew from near his lip and now reaches down to his stomach 

Putra said, ‘I often groan in pain…the weight breaks my back. It is very heavy and I experience shortness of breath’

Putra said: ‘I cannot work anymore. For the last two years, I am at home. It is getting worse. I want to a treatment that could help me live a normal life’

Putra also has several other growths across his back in addition to the huge tumour that grew from his face

‘By my parents couldn’t do much. We couldn’t continue the treatment because we don’t have enough money.’

To supplement his family’s earrings Putra worked at a motorcycle showroom for a couple of years but was forced to quit two years ago when the weight was unbearable.

He is hoping for a life-saving surgery that could remove the tumour and help him live a normal life.

‘I’m in agony. My head and back hurts.

‘I cannot work anymore. For the last two years, I am at home. It is getting worse. I want to a treatment that could help me live a normal life.’

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