Six-Year-Old With 31 Fingers and Toes Has Extra Digits Removed


fingers-toesA six-year-old Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes has undergone an operation to remove the extra digits. During the 6½-hour surgery in Shengjing Hospital in Shenyang, China, doctors removed 11 fingers and toes. On each hand, some of the child’s fingers were fused, according to the Daily Mail.The unnamed boy, who according to his mother had been called a “monster” by his kindergarten classmates, may hold the world record for the greatest number of fingers and toes on a human being, according to the Daily Mail.

One of his hands had seven fingers and the other had eight. Four fingers on one hand and three on the other were fused.

fused-fingersThe boy’s condition, polydactyly, is a relatively rare genetic disorder. Usually with this condition, the extra digits are on the little finger side of the hand. The Chinese boy seems to have central polydactyly, a rarer disorder in which the middle fingers are affected, according to the Daily Mail. 

{NY Daily News/Noam Newscenter}


  1. That’s what happens when cousins are permitted to marry: a diminishing of the gene pool resulting in anomalies such as the one in this article.

  2. What is the purpose of posting this sad story here? Are you just becoming a sensational web site? The pictures serve no purpose other than sating the appetites of the voyeur. I hope the boy has a speedy recovery.