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This Baby Born With 31 Fingers And Toes Is Giving Headache To Doctors Around The World

Polydactyly is a congenital physical anomaly which isn't a very rare type of physical difference. One in a thousand humans are affected by this case where a person is born with extra finger(s) and/or toe(s). This physical anomaly isn't constrained only to humans but occurs in cats and dogs too.

In January of 2016, a baby was born in the rural Hunan province of China with not one or two extra fingers, but a total of 31 fingers and toes! 

Scroll down to know more about this baby.

This Baby Born With 31 Fingers And Toes Is Giving Headache To Doctors Around The World

This Baby Born With 31 Fingers And Toes Is Giving Headache To Doctors Around The World

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This is Hong Hong.

This is Hong Hong.

Hong Hong has two palms on each hand, no  thumbs and a total of 31 fingers and toes.

He has 15 fingers and 16 toes in total.

He has 15 fingers and 16 toes in total.

A case of Polydactyly or Polydactylism

A case of Polydactyly or Polydactylism

Polydactyly affects 1 in every 1000 births, thus being not so uncommon case. Hong Hong's mother also has this condition.

She has six fingers on each hand and foot.

She has six fingers on each hand and foot.

Generally, extra fingers and toes can be easily removed by surgery.

Generally, extra fingers and toes can be easily removed by surgery.

But Hong Hong's case is a bit tough.

He is too young for the surgery.

He is too young for the surgery.

The main problem is the missing of Hong Hong's thumbs. Along with the removal of his extra digits, the surgeons will also have to reconstruct new thumbs. This is much more expensive than Hong Hong's family can afford.

Appealing for help

Appealing for help

Hong Hong's parents appealed online for some funding but stopped after some mixed comments on the internet. The doctors say Hong Hong would be operated between the age of six months and one year.

There are many other Polydactyl families in the world.

There are many other Polydactyl families in the world.

The da Silva family from Brazil is one of the families popular for the Polydactly case.

All the family members were born with 12 fingers and 12 toes.

All the family members were born with 12 fingers and 12 toes.

They use their bodily difference as their advantage as it's easy to strum guitars or be a soccer goalkeeper!

They use their bodily difference as their advantage as it's easy to strum guitars or be a soccer goalkeeper!

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