Proteus Syndrome, where there is abnormal growth of part of body.
WHAT IS PROTEUS SYNDROME?
Proteus syndrome involves atypical growth of the bones, skin,
head and a variety of other symptoms.
It was first identified by Michael Cohen Jr. in 1979. The name comes from the Greek god Proteus, who used to change his shape or form to avoid capture.
Its cause is unknown, but other symptoms include raised rough skin, deep lines and overgrowth of
soft tissue on the soles of the feet, enlarged blood vessels, excess fat, tumours (usually benign) and deep vein thromboses.
Ms Sellars weighed 16st with both legs at full size, and is one of only around 120 people in the world with a condition of this kind.