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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Boy Has Thumbs Built From Fingers

BBC: Boy has thumbs built from fingers

A four-year-old boy has had thumbs created by plastic surgeons after he was born with a rare genetic disorder.

Tyler Dolan, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, was born with five fingers on each hand but no thumb.

But thanks to two operations by doctors at the University Hospital of North Durham, a finger on each hand has been turned into a thumb.

Strangely enough, the boy's mother also had the same condition and had the same operation 20 years ago.


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