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Saturday, October 08, 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:

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    1. What really happens in India? I am curious.

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    2. 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!

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

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  2. Obara Jesus. Wonders shall never end

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

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

    *Faithful bv*

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. Oh boy!

    Weird things be happening upandan

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  8. All these Indian gods be coming out through humans.

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

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

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

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

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  13. Only in India you hear this kind of issues

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

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

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

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