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Medical mystery as boy grows giant 40-pound hands

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(by Chris Perez, NY Post) -- Doctors in India are baffled over an 8-year-old boy whose hands have ballooned to a combined weight of nearly 40 pounds.

Identified only by his first name, Kaleem, the young cricket fan is now unable to use his hands for simple tasks such as tying his shoes because they have swelled to such mammoth proportions, Barcroft reports.

His gigantic hands weigh around 18 pounds apiece and measure 13 inches from the base of his palm to the tip of his middle finger.

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