Surgeon removes man's 'tree growths'

Abul Bajandar has lived with the condition for more than 17 years (Getty)
Abul Bajandar has lived with the condition for more than 17 years (Getty)

A Bangladeshi man dubbed 'The Tree Man' has undergone surgery in Dhaka to remove warts and imperfections caused by his tree-like hand condition.

According to CNN, Abul Bajandar, 27, suffers from epidermodysplasia verruciformis which is said to be so rare that only a handful of cases have been reported.

The condition is caused by a defect in the immune system.

Mr Bajandar has undergone 16 procedures since last February to remove the growths with another few surgeries planned before he is released.

Chief plastic surgeon Dr Samanta Lal Sen says he is in "very good shape" after the surgeries and can now do a limited number of tasks for himself.

Mr Bajandar first noticed the condition when he was 10-years-old, before the condition grew over time into a state so bad it forced him to retire from his job as rickshaw driver.

"I want to live like a normal person. I just want to be able to hold my daughter properly and hug her," he said in an interview last year.

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Mr Bajandar after the surgeries (Getty)
Mr Bajandar after the surgeries (Getty)
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