A baby born with a tail has got the tail removed by doctors on Thursday. The 11-month-old baby Yangyang (not real name) was born with a tail in Yibin, southwest China’s Sichuan province. Yangyang’s mother had not been told about any abnormality during prenatal examinations at a local hospital and was startled to find the baby with a tail upon birth. (See photo after the cut).
Yangyang was diagnosed with neural tube defects after birth, which has an incidence rate of 2‰ - 3‰. Doctors say the cause of the disease could have been that Yangyang’s mother didn’t take folic acid supplements during pregnancy.