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Friday, September 22, 2023

Guyanese Boy Born With A Human Tail Underwent Surgery

A newborn born with what they called a “human tail” recently gave Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) surgeons the opportunity to put their medical knowledge to the test.

On June 18, the team, under the direction of Chief Neurosurgeon Dr. Amarnauth Dukhi, completed the procedure to successfully remove the boy’s tail and restore his spinal canal.

The youngster will be able to develop normally thanks to this operation, said the GPHC.

The GPHC highlighted that the human tail is typically regarded as a sign of the pathophysiology underpinning unusual spinal dysraphism.

Spina bifida occulta, meningocele, spinal lipoma, or a tethered spinal cord, are among the documented manifestations of spinal dysraphism.

The appearance of the human tail is a phenomena of significant curiosity to both the ordinary and medical communities due to its exceedingly uncommon presentation.

The GPHC will send this issue to the international medical community for documentation and review as a tertiary medical institution dedicated to medical teaching and research, according to a statement from the GPHC.



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