Boy Born With 34 Fingers and Toes Breaks World Record

A boy born with 34 fingers and toes has stunned medics. One-year-old Akshat Saxena had seven fingers on each hand and ten toes on each foot — but no thumbs.

His condition is a genetic disorder known as polydactyl.

Akshat, from Uttar Pradesh, northern India, has since had surgery to remove the excess digits. And doctors are trying to construct thumbs from the fingers they amputated.

"I was so happy to see my baby as it was our first child. But later, when I saw his fingers, I was shocked and surprised," his mother Amrita said.

Amrita later learned that her son had broken the world record for the child with the most fingers and toes.

The previous record holder was a six-year-old boy in China who had 15 fingers and 16 toes.

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