18 Apr '11, 1am

A 240kg M'sian man warded for suspected fracture will need to shed another 180kg before he can undergo an MRI: Doctor

A 240kg M'sian man warded for suspected fracture will need to shed another 180kg before he can undergo an MRI: Doctor

Mr M Balaji, 43, had injured his abdomen and thigh after slipping and falling in the toilet in his Bandar Baru Air Itam flat in Malaysia in October 2010. He had to be carried out on a stretcher by 10 civil defence personnel after he fell in the toilet. -- PHOTO: CHINA PRESS GEORGE TOWN: ONE 300kg man, who was warded for suspected pelvic fracture and anal fissure, has shed nearly 60kg during his five months' stay at the Penang Hospital. However, a doctor who declined to be named, said that Mr M. Balaji, 43, needed to drastically reduce his weight from 240kg to about 60kg before he could undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the extent of his fracture. She said it was 'risky' for Balaji to go under the knife due to his physical condition. 'He needs to shed much more and that will take years. 'Our priority is to ensure he is healthy with an ideal weight. We wi...

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