A 18-year-old teenager from Nagpur, India, had a vestigial tail that developed while he was in the womb. Instead of disappearing naturally, it continued to grow while his spine was forming.
His family ignored it until it became painful. He was then taken to hospital, where a team of six surgeons successfully removed the 7-inch tail.
“This is an extremely rare case and we have not seen such an abnormality here before,” said Dr Pramod Giri, who operated on him.