Surgery for Woman with 110-pound Legs

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An upcoming surgery in Taiwan may end the suffering of a young Chinese woman who has been unable to leave her house because of a rare condition known as elephantiasis, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.

Wang Cheng, 24, who lives in the eastern Chinese province of Zhiangsu, has not left her house or worn pants since she was 6-years-old because the condition has caused her legs to deform and triple in size.

Her legs have swelled to 110 pounds, but the free surgery by Taiwanese specialist Dr. Hsu Wen-hsien may alleviate the swelling by cutting away lymphatic tissue. (continue)