A baby with 31 fingers and toes was born in China
A baby was born in China with 15 fingers and 16 toes. The boy's parents are shocked and do not want their son to grow up with this extreme anomaly. However, an operation would be extremely expensive and would have to take place soon.
Boy born with 31 fingers and toes
Little Hong Hong's parents were shocked when their son saw the light of day three months ago in the southern province of Hunan in China: the baby was born with a total of 31 fingers and toes. The anomaly - called polydactyly - gave the boy 15 fingers and 16 toes. Polydactyly (“multi-fingeredness”) means an inheritable, innate, anatomical peculiarity with regard to the number of hand and / or foot limbs. The US clinic "Children's Healthcare of Atlanta" wrote on its website: "Usually only one hand or foot is affected. The additional location can be anywhere on the hand or foot. It is usually smaller and made of soft tissue, but some also have bones and joints and can be fully functional. ”It can affect both humans and animals. In many cases there is only one additional, i.e. a sixth finger. In the case of the Chinese baby, however, the anomaly is very pronounced.
The baby's mother has twelve fingers
According to a report by the British "Mirror", the boy's mother also has polydactyly. She has twelve fingers and her toes are also affected. As the "Stern" reports, the father, Zou Chenglin, told the Chinese "People's Daily": "We were very concerned that our child would inherit this disease." According to the information, several doctors had assured that the baby was complete would be born healthy. "We were in three clinics and none of the birth defects were found in the unborn child," Chenglin said.
Operation is very expensive
Hong Hong's parents were shocked after he was born when they found that he had apparently inherited the anomaly. They want their son to have surgery, but the procedure is complicated and expensive. In addition, there is not much time left: According to the doctors, the boy would have to be operated on between the sixth month and his first year of life, otherwise the bones would be too overgrown. The intervention would cost the equivalent of tens of thousands of euros. According to media reports, the parents now want to try to raise money through donations. Only in this way can Hong Hong be given a normal life. (ad)