Egg-shaped Mass Found Inside 62-year-old man (WATCH)

Think of the terror of constantly having to run to the bathroom.

This was the case for more than 20 years for one individual, based on  the New England Journal of Medicine and the Daily Mail.

It was only after a CT scan discovered a huge mass pressing on the person’s bladder that the medical mystery was solved, as reported by the New England Journal of Medicine (Check out the video below).

Judging by a YouTube video by Amazing World, the mass was extracted through a surgery in October 2013 and caused a surprise in the medical community when Dr. Rachael Sussman of Georgetown University Hospital and Dr. Jonah Murdock of Washington DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center released an article concerning the mass.

Based on Sussman and Murdock, the “rubbery mass” measured 3.94 by 3.74 by 2.76 inches or 10 x 9.5 x 7.5 centimeters and weighed 220 grams or about half a pound. The mass is described in the journal as “a free-floating, smooth, firm, rubbery mass.” 

Amazing World explains the findings in the medical journal in plain terms, which define the mass as a “peritoneal loose body.” According to Amazing World, peritoneal loose bodies commonly form in the abdomen. However, this was the largest specimen of its kind to ever be reported.

“The mass was likely made of a small piece of fat that fell away from its attachments when the patient was very young. Over time the fat calcified and continued to grow,”  Sussman told the Huffington Post in an email, as reported by Amazing News. “Like a pearl inside an oyster.”

Thankfully for the affected man, his symptoms of frequent urination were alleviated immediately after the mass was removed, reported Sussman and Murdock.