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