YooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6055 posts, RR: 51 Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
I think we need Alex's expertise here.
He does look very healthy.
I wonder how the movement of the arm is, and if taking it "off", will it hinder, in some way the use of his two other arms? Maybe the brain, overtime, will adjust and in the future will not recognize that it was there when born.
I'm blabbering and will stop now.
Cute little guy.
I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
Theres a girl down the road from me (roughly 8) who has only 2 big toes and 2 little toes and her left hand is sort of normal after a few ops and her right hand is well you cant tell how many fingers she's got.
There are many plusses and negatives to having 3 arms but i think the best thing is to cut it off.
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
Flyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2467 times:
Quoting JCS17 (Thread starter): Extra digits are always a blast, but an extra limb? That's awesome!
I wouldn't say that. It is either 1. a sign that there was another embryo, that regressed at some point and left a "part" attached to the sibling. Similar to what happens in Siamese twins. Sometimes there is even a rare condition called fetus-in-fetus, in which a small, deformed, hypoplastic baby is found inside the abdomen of a newborn.
2. This is a sign of severe environmental pollution, which brings about mutations and malformations like these. Cyclops, anencephaly, and so on. Particularly in China such malformations are becoming increasingly common.
Certainly. It is necessary to bring the child back to normality, particularly so that the above attached limb can function properly. The problem is how to remove the extra-numerary limb without compromising innervation (i.e. brachial plexus) and vascularization of the "good" limb. Such social stigma is a rather bad thing for a child. And by looking in the arm, it might be rather difficult since it seems to possess an intact joint at the ribs.
Interesting case, actually. I would love to operate on him...
25 Aloges: That is one interesting case... if only the article had mentioned whether or not he has trouble controlling one or both of his left arms. Basically (v
26 Flyingbabydoc: Oh don't be so dramatic. A pylocitic astrocytoma in the brainstem would be 1000x more difficult. Actually, you don't need to be a neurosurgeon for th
27 Aloges: Good thing I'm not a surgeon, then... I was just thinking about the trouble of extracting some awkwardly dysplastic spinal ganglia out of that body,