Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chinese Teenager To Undergo Surgery On His Extraordinarily Long Neck

  • Fu Wengui, from Beijing, has three extra vertebrae in his neck, it is claimed
  • These cause him pain and make it difficult to walk, his father says
  • 15-year-old is now due to undergo surgery to help relive his condition
A 15-year-old boy is to undergo surgery on his exceptionally long neck, which causes him agonising pain.

Fu Wengui, who lives in Beijing, China, suffers from a number of conditions.

While the standard number of verbetrae in the neck is 7, Fu has 10, his father Fu Genyou claims.

These vertebrae press on the nerves in his neck and make it difficult for him to walk,' said the 50-year-old.

'He always causes a stir whenever he goes out.'

Aged six, Wengui was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis and abnormal chest frame.'

Congenital scoliosis is a spinal deformity caused by vertebrae that are not properly formed. It occurs very early in development; in the first six weeks of embryonic formation.

Wengui is now due to have surgery to try and reduce the size of his neck.

A Beijing-based charity has agreed to sponsor the procedure and doctors in 

Chaoyang Hospital are now making out a treatment plan.

Wengui said: 'I just hope I can have a normal neck.'

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