An 8-year-old girl named Xiaoyu was diagnosed with a rare integrated orofacial-digital syndrome that’s left her with abnormalities like slurred speech and 15 toes. Xiaoyu can reportedly barely walk due to her excess digits and is forced to purchase extra-wide shoes, according to Oriental Daily.
She was sent to Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University for further evaluation and diagnosed with congenital cleft palate, congenital teeth deletion, short frenulum, suppurative otitis media and malnutrition in addition to her 15 toes.
Update: Xiaoyu successfully had her spare toes removed, and could be undergoing more surgery in the future depending on her body condition.
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By Christy Lau