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Chinese Boy Born With 31 Toes and Fingers
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Published: May 10, 2016

Meet Hong Hong. He’s almost 4 months old, lives in China and has 31 fingers and toes. The boy, nicknamed Hong Hong, has 15 fingers and 16 toes, with two palms on each hand and no thumbs.

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Doctors diagnosed Hong Hong with Polydactylism, a congenital condition that happens in humans, dogs and cats, giving them extra fingers and toes.

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The condition is usually passed down in families, which is the case for Hong Hong. The boy’s mother also has polydactylism, with six fingers and toes.

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The surgery required to both remove the extra digits and to give the child reconstructed thumbs would be a complicated and expensive procedure. The surgery could reportedly cost as much as $30,000. Hong Hong’s parents are trying to raise enough money so their son can undergo the life-changing operation.