Sunday, January 10, 2010

No Middle Finger

Doctors have operated on a Chinese girl who was born with six virtually identical fingers on her right hand and no thumb.
Four-year-old Xiao Qian, of Wuhan, eastern China's Hubei province, also has five fingers on her left hand.
Her parents took her to see doctors in Pu'ai Hospital who said they had never seen a hand like the little girl's before.
Although, six-fingered hands were not very rare, it was highly unusual for somebody to have six nearly identical fingers, they said.
Doctor Xin Danmo operated on Qian, removing her left-most finger and trying to thicken the second finger in a bid to turn it into a thumb.
He believes that the girl's abnormity was caused by radiation or chemical exposure to the mother during pregnancy.

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