First, we’re going to assume that you have no freakin’ clue what a “pannus” is. And if you do, you either a) have too much spare time on your hands, b) Allow us to enlighten you, in highly intelligent, medical terminology: The pannus is like an extra appendage that grows off your stomach.
Ok, so it’s really a legitimate medical term (we’re not making this up) for ”an abnormal layer of fibrovascular tissue or granulation tissue.” (Thanks Wikipedia, but we think our explanation is way cooler. And more understandable.) Medical staff even have their special pannus retractors, (true story), because sometimes they get a little too heavy for the nurses to lift.
And here’s where it gets good: the horror stories. From used condoms to dead cats (for real, y’all), here’s what’s been found INSIDE the pannus (in that fold of skin and pudge) and beyond: