A Baby Born with Facial Cleft in China


Baby Kangkang, 20 month-old from China’s Hunan province, was born with a double face, a congenital deformity called transverse facial cleft, which and his mouth is cracked up to his ears. Regarding to Professor Wang Duquan, there are many possible reasons, like disease infection during embryo development, taking medications during pregnancy, and so on.

Mother Yi Xilian said during pregnancy she didn’t take any medications except some abortion prevention agents prescribed by the doctors at Xiangxiang Women and Children’s Hospital. And during pregnancy she had three pregnancy checkups in Xiangxiang City Women and Children’s Hospital, but doctors told her that the results were all normal.

Professor Wang said it’s the first such case he ever met. “It’s different from a cleft lip or cleft palate. It’s a facial cleft. Not only his face muscles are cleft, but the inside bones are cleft.” And judging from the current situation, Professor Wang said the boy is only suffering from the facial cleft, and his intelligence should be normal.

Professor Wang said Kang Kang at least needs to receive two surgeries. The surgeries would sew up the clefts on the surface skin, the deep muscle, and then reconstruct the facial bones. And it would cost at least 300,000 to 400,000 Yuan, which they couldn’t afford. So now baby Kang Kang is being treated at the People’s Liberation Army’s Military No. 163 Hospital until his family accumulated enough money for the expensive correction facial surgeries.

via : What’s On Xiamen







21 Responses to “ A Baby Born with Facial Cleft in China ”

  1. first, i think it was cover by “masker”… is it truely happen? :( t.t

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  2. It’s a really pity for the baby…

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  3. I thought that was a mask at first. Wow! In the 1st picture it looks like plaster or something, and it seems like you can almost see straps, but that must be the baby’s hair. All of the following pictures look more real.

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  4. Is it really happen? I thought it was a mask on his face.

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  5. It’s a pity. Is it only happen in China?

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  6. That’s so sad…. but everything can be fixed with modern technology nowadays. I’m sure he still has a chance to make a normal life when he grows up. Something bad must be in the water or air over there …..

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  7. It is a sorrow. Hope he will get decent and proper treatment from the surrounding communities.

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  8. It’s so sad for a baby…

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  9. very poor baby.. :(

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  10. It’s really really sad for a baby…

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  11. I really thought it was a mask. It’s really pity for him.

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  12. It’s so sad. Poor baby.

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  13. My sister is staying at China. I asked her about this, and she said that there are many case like this.

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  14. I’m really touched. Hope they’ll get better life.

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  15. It’s really pity for a baby.. So sad..

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  16. What a pity. Hope his surrounding will always give him the best attention.

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  17. I feel sorry for the baby…
    People (the other children) will probably torment him if they don’t fix it. I wonder why things such as this happen.

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  18. I feel really bad for this bab.. i hope he has a better life.
    he is still a cute baby

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  19. OMG but he is looking so cute :)

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  20. I wish they could have an operation or something to help this baby. He is totally adorable but what will happen when he is older and in school. He’ll be teased…poor little thing.

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  21. It does almost look like a mask.

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