Boy with 31 fingers and toes

The six-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, has 16 toes and 15 fingers.

One of the fingers is incomplete and appears on X-ray photographs as a "fork" sticking out from the right thumb.

Three fingers on each of the boy's hands are also fused together by skin.

The boy, from Shenyang in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, beats the current world record held Indian boys Pranamya Menaria and Devendra Harne, who have 12 fingers and 13 toes.

Doctors will attempt to remove the boy's extra digits. underwent a 61/2-hour operation yesterday .

Such conditions are usually genetic, according to experts.

The boy's mother said he had been ridiculed and called a 'monster' by his schoolmates in kindergarten.

The condition is known as polydactyly.


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