Claimed to be the first such phenomenon to be reported in the world, the surgeons have successfully operated on the infant and removed the abnormal growth.
Although 26 cases of bony tail have been reported in the world so far, this is the only known case of a bony human tail in thoracic region, neurosurgeon Dr Rama Chandra Deo said.
The expensive surgery was conducted free of any cost as the patient was covered under the State government’s BSKY scheme.
Associate Professor of Pathology department and in-charge of Laboratory Hematology Dr Rajesh Kumar Bhola said the analyser was the fourth such installation in the country.
Thorough evaluation of the baby revealed that he had an 11 cm tumour attached to the heart and its major vessels in the chest, completely compressing his left lung.
The fire was first spotted in the dialysis ward located on the second floor of the hospital and it quickly spread to the ICU.