5-mοпth-οld Baby Develορs a 13cm Lοпg Tail
Niu Niu was born with an uncommon spinal malformation. A fracture in the spine’s vertebrae creates space for the spine.
Over time, the baby’s mother observed that this fissure was forming a tail, and that it was expanding swiftly.
The family of Niu Niu brought her to the hospital and implored the physicians to amputate her tail. In this case, however, the hospital has not yet approved surgery because it could have a negative impact on the baby’s body, leading to a series of symptoms including paralysis and loss of all bodily control.
It is known that Niu Niu’s tail began to form while she was still in her mother’s womb, and the cause is believed to be a lack of folic acid before and during pregnancy.
Previously, also in China, a 7-month-old infant sported a 10-centimeter-long tail. The parents of Tieu Vy – the baby’s name – pleaded with the doctor to save their son, but the hospital did not have the courage to remove the tail.
A 4-month-old Chinese girl was more fortunate when she underwent surgery to remove her tail.