Baby born with 12cm tail
A baby has been born in Brazil with a 12cm long tail.
The unidentified Brazilian newborn had his tail removed at Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital in the coastal city of Fortaleza..
This was sometime prior to January 2021, Mail Online reported.
The baby was born prematurely at 35 weeks with no complications, but initial assessment of the child revealed the tail and ball growth on the end.
Pictures published in a medical journal show how the appendage had a ball-shaped mass on the end.
Medics surgically removed the ‘chain and ball’, which was only spotted after he was born, reports Mail Online.
It is nothing unusual, the paper reported as the baby happened to be one of a handful to ever have been born with a true human tail.All babies develop an embryonic tail in the womb between four to eight weeks after gestation, but this is normally reabsorbed back into the body.
But in extremely rare cases, this doesn’t happen and the tail can continue growing.
By the time he was born, the tail had grown to 12cm, and developed a 4cm diameter ball at its tip.Doctors who examined the baby noted the tail contained no parts made of cartilage and bone, meaning it was a rare example of a true human tail.
There have only been about 40 documented cases of children being born with true, boneless, tails in history.Human ancestors, alongside our ape relatives, lost our tails when we diverged from monkeys about 20million years ago.
In some faiths and cultures, human tails are considered holy and are worshiped
“Talk to me nice” – Singer Zinoleesky brags as he acquires brand new Ferrari worth N149M (Video below)
“He Acts Like He Just Came out of Prison” – Woman Cries out as Son Change after They Landed in Nigeria (Video below)
Lady shares glimpse into Nons Miraj’s N100M 6-bedroom house (Video below)
“Why I won’t allow relatives live with my husband and I” – Actress, Angela Eguavoen Lament
Rapper, Travis Scott asks DJ to stop playing Asake’s song at club in US (Video below)
“Why I didn’t drop Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal squad” – Martinez Lament
Suspected yahoo boy seen being cooked inside big pot (Video below)
“Now God has blessed me” – Destiny Etiko visits old neighborhood in Enugu, shares grass to grace story in touching video
Celebrity Gossip & Gist2 days ago
“Davido come people forget say we dey church” – Pastor tackles members for ‘losing focus as Davido enters Church, causes commotion during service
Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
“Take down that video” – Reactions trail video of Hilda Baci eating dog meat
Lifestyle2 days ago
“No billing, no nagging” – Nigerian man buys N2m worth robotic wife, poses with it (Photos below)
News2 days ago
Rema visits Barcelona stars during training, gets customised jersey