From past 18 years this Indian boy has concealed his tail as his parents convinced him saying that it was good luck. After so many years now he’s finally getting it removed and couldn’t be more relieved.
Recently, a boy, whose identity has not been disclosed, from western India went into Super Specialty Hospital in Nagpur, Maharashtra and told doctors that his tail was giving him incredible pain.
The doctors finally discovered the tail of the 18-year-old boy which had now grown to be seven inches in length.
All these years, the boy had sought to conceal it. According to his parent he shouldn’t remove the tail because it was a good luck charm, and that he should hide it from others.
The boy listened to his parents and since 18 years he has not removed it but now the boy couldn’t take it any longer.
The tail was giving him “extreme pain in his lower back, problems while sleeping and sitting.” Dr. Pramod Giri, head of the neurosurgery department at Super Specialty Hospital, noted that “the boy was also suffering from an extreme psychological issue because the tail was growing so he had to always adjust the tail in his clothes when sitting.”
Thankfully, the surgery to remove the tail wasn’t complicated. Dr. Giri knew he had to proceed with caution, since the tail connected to the boy’s spinal cord, but because the tail didn’t otherwise contain any bone or muscle, it was an otherwise simple procedure.
Few days later after the successful operation, the boy is much happier and relieved to have the abnormal growth removed.
“He is very happy. He is now very comfortable while sleeping and sitting. He says he feels more confident about himself now,” Dr. Giri said.
You can watch a video of the boy with his tail here: