Mother begs doctors to help baby son who was born with a TAIL

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« on: June 24, 2013, 10:54:33 PM »
A horrified mum in southern China has told how her baby son has grown a tail that gets longer as he gets older
A DEVASTATED mum in China is begging doctors to  help her seven-month-old son -  who has a three-inch TAIL sticking out of his  back.Little Xiao Wei was born with spina bifida, which means his vertebrae didn’t  form properly.
The result is a growth that protrudes out of the back of his spine and is  STILL GROWING.Child's tail
Disorder … the ‘tail’ is still growing
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Xiao’s mum Chen, from Guangdong province, revealed: “We have asked the  surgeons to remove the tail but they tell us it is not that simple.”
Surgeon Huang Chuanping explained: “The growth is quite well developed and  now  measures some 10 centimetres.
“If we cut it off it will simply grow again. We need to repair the spinal  canal first to stop it reoccurring.”Baby with tail
Risk … surgeons say if they cut it off, it’ll grow  back
Myelomeningocele is the most common type of spina bifida, affecting 1 in 800  babies born