Brazilian Baby Born With Tail And Horns: The story of a boy born with a legitimate human tail — a “rare congenital oddity” — astounded doctors in Brazil.
Only a small percentage of newborns are born with an actual human tail. According to a case study published in the Journal of Pediatric Case Surgery Reports, the unnamed infant’s “epic tail” began sprouting in the womb when, like all kids, he acquired an embryonic appendage approximately four to eight weeks after gestation.
Brazilian Baby Born with tail and horns
On the other hand, the body swiftly absorbs the growth, resulting in the formation of the tailbone. In this scenario, the tail became longer and longer.
According to the Daily Mail, by the time the infant was born prematurely at 35 weeks, he had a 6-inch posterior protuberance with a 1.5-inch-wide ball at the apex, resembling a meaty medieval mace.
According to the doctors who examined it, the baby’s tail had no cartilage or bone, indicating a rare example of an actual human tail.
The occurrence is infrequent, as just roughly 40 known cases of newborns born with natural, boneless tails have been reported throughout history.
According to the story, the nameless baby was delivered without difficulties at 35 weeks. An ultrasound performed before the delivery found no indicators or concerns about a tail being attached to the child’s nervous system.
According to the journal paper, the appearance of an actual human tail in neonates is an uncommon congenital disability that should be thoroughly studied using physical and radiological testing.
“Because the skin and the central nervous system have a common ectodermal origin, the pediatrician or paediatric surgeon must investigate the presence of hidden spinal dysraphism in patients with suspected skin lesions, as they may be the only visible abnormality and early diagnosis can prevent progression to severe neurological changes,” the study concluded.