Doctor Zhang Lilan at the Jinan Chest Hospital said: “The man is in every way male except for his enormous breasts.
“He is a farmer and says they are extremely uncomfortable as he has to do a lot of manual work and they get in the way of everything.
If I had a pair like him I’d be doing a lot of manula work…I’d be playing with them all day.
“He said it has also attracted a lot of attention in the village where he comes from with people turning up to point and laugh at him, so much so that he now has to wear a heavy coat to cover up his figure even in the hottest weather.”
The man, Guo Feng, 53, said: “About 10 years ago my chest started to get larger but I didn’t think much of it as I was putting on weight all over – but in the last few years it’s become unbearable and I have been from one hospital to the other with nobody able to help me.
“I have spent all my money on examinations and tests and am still no nearer a solution – in fact my breasts are now bigger than ever.
“I sometimes think the doctors don’t want to help me with this because they find me a medical curiosity.”
He says if no one can help him he will cut them off himself and has appealed for doctors to do something before that.
But the doctors say they do not want to act until they have identified what the problem is.
Doctor Zhang Lilan added: “In 30 years of working as specialist here at the chest clinic I have never seen anything like it.”
Clinic boss Gaoyong Hong added: “We wondered if he had eaten any poisons or contaminants but have found nothing after testing his blood. His genetic material is also normal. We did an Xray. It is not a cancer. It seems to be fatty tissue – at the most the best we can suggest is that it is the biggest case of man boobs ever.”