Express News Service
BHUBANESWAR: Neurosurgeons on the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, have come throughout a child with a uncommon human tail, which is the primary bony tail within the thoracic area to be reported on the planet.
The bony tail was discovered on the again of a new child child from the Kakatpur space within the Puri district. The child was born in final November. Suspecting it to be a uncommon illness, panicked dad and mom of the toddler had introduced him to SUM hospital for therapy.
During the investigation, the docs discovered the tail-like progress on the infant’s spinal wire. Neurosurgeon Dr Rama Chandra Deo mentioned the new child child had a spinal wire anomaly with a tail on the higher again and a dermal sinus pit within the coccygeal space.
“Although 26 cases of the bony tail have been reported in the world so far, this is the only known case of a bony human tail in the thoracic region. In earlier cases, the tails have been spotted at the lower end of spine in the coccygeal region,” he mentioned.
Most individuals are not born with a tail as a result of the construction disappears or absorbs into the physique throughout foetal growth and varieties the vestigial tail bone or coccyx.
The human tail is a uncommon congenital situation. As per the prevailing medical literatures, the presence of bony tails in people are being reported since 1880. A complete of 195 instances have been documented to date and 26 amongst them had been individuals with precise bony tails.
“True bony human tail is exceedingly rare. In the initial days, certain cases with the growth of hair, skin, or flesh have been cited as bony tails. But now a bony tail is considered to be documented only if it has a bony core with muscular attachment and skin cover. So far 26 such cases have been classified,” Dr Deo mentioned.
After the infant was detected with a uncommon bony tail, a crew of neurosurgeons led by Vice-Chancellor of SOA University Prof Ashok Kumar Mahapatra performed surgical procedure and eliminated the tail. The child was 14-day-old when the surgical procedure was performed.
“It was a unique case of the true thoracic bony human tail. The baby has successfully undergone three surgeries in one sitting and has been doing well. It is a rare case and the process has begun to properly document it for future generations,” Prof Mahapatra, an eminent neurosurgeon mentioned.