A man from Guizhou province who was admitted to hospital after reporting abdominal pain was discovered to have grown an extra two kidneys.
According to the Guizhou Metropolis Daily, 28-year-old Wang Kailian visited a local hospital complaining that at times the pain in his stomach was so severe he could not stand.
After being transferred to another hospital in Guiyang, doctors uncovered his abnormal number of kidneys and found that one had become infected. Wang successfully underwent an operation on Wednesday to remove the troublesome kidney and is now recuperating.
Wang’s doctor said that in his 20 years of experience in urinary medicine he had never seen anything like this particular case.
Family members say that Wang has enjoyed good health throughout his life and eats and drinks more than average. It is likely that had he not developed an infection he may never have known about his additional organs.
Reporters found that medical abnormalities run in Wang’s family, with his older sister, father (pictured below) and grandmother all having additional fingers or toes of varying sizes.
According to The Guardian, Wang’s condition, duplex kidneys, occurs in approximately one percent of the population. In most cases the kidneys are only partially formed.
Perhaps for these people the iPhone for kidney deal seems far less ethically tortuous.