Teen with very long neck will cut it down after suffering for yearsBy Mason White 12:39 PM August 28, 2014
By: Hydar Tomar
A teen who has lived with terrible pain for year, will undergo surgery to shorten his long neck, doctors in China said.
The 15-year-old boy was born with three extra vertebrae in his neck.
Fu Wengui endures agonizing pain and reduced mobility due to his long neck. However, thanks to a charity in Beijing, he will undergo the knife to treat his condition.
The normal number of vertebrae in a neck is seven, but Wengui has ten. “The vertebrae presses on his nerves and make it difficult for him to walk,” a doctor treating the boy said.
As a child, he was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis and an abnormal chest frame. It is expected that the surgery will reduce the length of his neck and relieve his discomfort.