Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chinese boy has 31 fingers, toes

The boy's fingers and toes. (Barcroft Pacific)An X-ray image of the boy's feet. (Barcroft Pacific)A Chinese boy with 31 fingers and toes is set to undergo an operation to remove the extra digits.

The six-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, has 16 toes and 15 fingers.

One of the fingers is incomplete and appears on X-ray photographs as a "fork" sticking out from the right thumb.

Three fingers on each of the boy's hands are also fused together by skin.

The boy, from Shenyang in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, beats the current world record held Indian boys Pranamya Menaria and Devendra Harne, who have 12 fingers and 13 toes.

Doctors will today attempt to remove the boy's extra digits.

The condition is known as polydactyly.

via Chinese boy has 31 fingers, toes.

1 comment:

Mirlen101 said...

Be kind of awesome to have those feet ! You could swim like a dolphin I bet ! They look pretty cool also ! I'd keep the extra toes !