16-Year-Old Who is Infant Sized Stuns Medical Experts

June 24, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Doctors all over the world are intrigued by the case of a sixteen year old girl who is the size of an infant, and is showing no signs of growing any larger.

Brooke Greenberg has the mental development of a toddler, the bone development of a ten year old, and weighs approximately 16 pounds. Despite all of this, she has shown an unbelievable resilience that has left doctors stunned.

Brooke has had seven surgeries for perforated ulcers in the stomach, has had a stroke that caused no discernible brain damage, and had a tumor that left her in a 2 week coma, from which she suddenly woke up, and the tumor disappeared. She has been perfectly healthy (in a relative sense) ever since.

These are just a few details in the incredible mystery of this teenage girl, who doctors are at a loss to explain.

“Many of the best-known names in medicine, in their experience, had not seen anyone who matched up to Brooke. She is always a surprise, ” her pediatrician, Dr. Lawrence Pakula, was quoted in an ABC report.

Perhaps what is most fascinating about Brooke is the fact that no developmental or genetic disorder has explained her strange situation, nor have any treatments usually used in age-related diseases. Years ago they tried various hormone therapies, but saw no results.

In the meantime, Brooke is the truest example of the fountain of youth, as she lives her life in a neverending childhood that physicians are unable to explain.


Comments

10 Responses to “16-Year-Old Who is Infant Sized Stuns Medical Experts”

  1. Matthew Schwartz on June 24th, 2009 6:45 pm

    A picture would be great!

  2. Jaime on June 24th, 2009 7:38 pm
  3. Otis Driftwood on June 25th, 2009 8:42 am

    My great grandparents were tiny people, she was 3’8 and he 4’0.
    They were not midgets, nor were they dwarfs, they were perfectly proportional and lived well over 100 years. They had a rather large estate and rarely went in public.
    My grandmother was also a very small person, being 4’4, again not due to any disease process, but just very small, she is still quite active and as sharp as a tack, she is in her late 90’s.
    I have found other family lines with small people such as my own.
    My grandmother married a gent who was 6’2 and had ancestrial giantism in his family, the result is that my generation is of normal size, males in the 6’0 to 6’3 range, and females in the 5’4 to 5’10 range.
    I have great aunts near 7feet tall, and one great uncle who is just over 8 feet tall.
    No disease of the body or mind is carried by our families, though some of us are quite unique.
    I’m sorry that the child in this story has a mental defect, but please know that no mental defect nor other problem such as achondrplasia is automatically indicated by persons of both very small and very large stature.

  4. cj on June 25th, 2009 9:34 am

    Could be primordial dwarfism…most of those with primordial are extremely small

  5. The Shep on June 25th, 2009 10:28 am

    So….in 2 years she’s legal?

  6. Lolz on June 25th, 2009 12:54 pm

    LOLZ @ The Shep

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    Could Be Primordial Dwarfism …As Mentioned by “CJ”

  9. Andy on June 25th, 2009 4:57 pm

    Not only will she be legal, but Letterman will be able to make jokes about her.

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