29-year-old Turkish Sultan Kosen which is recognized as the highest person in the world finally stopped growing. His hight at the moment is 2 meters 51 centimeters.
However, not all by itself. Eighteen months ago, doctors made innovative and complex operation using “gamma knife”. The Sultan began to rise at age 10 when his pituitary tumor is formed that produces huge amounts of growth hormone. For nearly two decades, he grew to 2.5 meters.His skeleton could at any time,stop withstanding the load.
In 2008 the Sultan had first operation, when they removed the tumor. However, growth did not stop. Only in 2010 at the University of Virginia, after testing the latest treatment doctors were able to achieve results. They are now safe to say that the Sultan finally stopped growing.
In addition to record growth he holds record – the distance from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger 28.5 cm.
Sultan believes its growth deficiency, is difficult, although he admits that being so tall has its advantages. For example, it is easy to hang curtains without a ladder at home for mom.