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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Teenager With A 20cm 'Tail' Goes Under The Knife..

A teenager with a 20cm "tail" growing at the bottom of his spine has undergone surgery to have it removed.




It started to appear on the 18-year-old's back just after his 14th birthday.
He and his family, from Nagpur in India, had kept it a secret because they were worried he would be bullied.
They finally went to see a doctor after it grew too long to hide - and had begun to develop a bone inside.
It's thought to be the longest ever recorded on a human - although cases are very rare.




"It became a problem when the tail grew outside the body," said his mum, who doesn't want to be named.
"He would just lift the tail every time he needed to change his clothes.
"I could see that it was very annoying and painful for him, so I took him to a hospital."

Doctors say the teenager might have developed the tail in the womb as a result of a spinal deformity, but that it appeared outside only after he grew up.
"When the size of the tail grew... [it] began to press on the boy's back," said surgeon, Dr Pramod Giri.
"It was cosmetically and psychologically disturbing for him."


Although surgically removing a tail isn't a very complicated procedure, it must be carried out by a neurosurgeon as the growth of tail involves a part of the spinal cord.
It normally develops when the end of the spine is flattened in some way.

The teenager will be kept in hospital for a few days and then allowed back home - without his tail.

bbc reportage

34 comments:

Ebony Ama said...

India and strange illness.

God'swill said...

Only in India

Niklaus said...

Obara Jesus. Wonders shall never end

white Berry said...

This is serious, haven't seen a case like this be4.

Robyna Fenty said...

Always in India.

sugar baby said...

My God like the tail of a dog

Baby_kingsway said...

ONLY IN INDIA!!!!

THELMA'S CAKE WORLD said...

When I saw the headline, I knew it'd be from India..... Indians and their yeye diseases.

*Faithful bv*

Rhoda Rex said...

Serious

rillyniddy said...

Things that happens in India na only God fit help them. quick recovery to him I pray the tail won't grow back. Their own sef much na only dem go worship elephant, snake, monkey and dat human God with tails and horn why won't they give birth to children that look like animals. A spirikoko friend warn to stop watching their series, that by watching their program am encouraging their religion funny sumbody.

Ngbor Sira said...

What really happens in India? I am curious.

zinny uwalaka said...

India India India hmmm. They got good doctors and strange behaviours and illness. Na wa oooooooo.

SONIA SPENCE ✌✌✌ said...

Oh boy!

Weird things be happening upandan

Anonymous said...

All these Indian gods be coming out through humans.

Sassy 'Meruche' Fire said...

India abi,not surprised.

porch baby said...

What is about India an strange diseases sef? It's odd haba

Chike Anumba said...

No other place but India. Their juju many.
God grant him safe surgery

St.FranKooL.... said...

#The darker your world may seem, the brighter your light will shine*

Alabi Ganiyat said...

Lord have mercy...

Cynthia Iyede said...

Eeyah. Can imagine the pain and depression he went through. India with different health issues most times.

Priceless Jewel said...

True

Priceless Jewel said...

Go on goggle, them plenty sef!

Priceless Jewel said...

Only in Indian, I'm even scared of visting the country sef. See "fear files" too, so so bizarre stories of ghosts, evil etc...

...Jesus is my worth!

Miss Ferragamo said...

Indians should better ask their gods what they did wrong.The strangest of things happen there.

mary chukwuka said...

oh my God!

JustPorsh said...

Lol!
As in eh!

Uberhaute| +234 8151914305| Makeover| Training| Product Sales said...

Walahi! Before opening the post, I already concluded it was India

Starjoy said...

Only in India you hear this kind of issues

Maureen Ekeh said...

India the great country.I wish the boy quick recovery.

Olaide Davies said...

Amen!!!

Esther Mgbolu said...

Why is it always india?

aisha jane said...

India again

Izuu said...

Why always In India... I was even thinking it would be Edo or Ibadan sef

Izuu said...

Why always In India... I was even thinking it would be Edo or Ibadan sef

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