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16 April 2024

Baby's lower lip doesn't stop growing

Prosper Mathe, was born with a very long tongue hanging out of his mouth. (YouTube)

By Staff

A boy was born with an unnaturally long tongue. It was so long that it would hand out of his mouth and in fact, it kept getting longer, till the baby could not eat food.

The little one underwent a surgery and his tongue was cut short into proper size.

However, it was not the end of his troubles, reports Daily Sun.

The child's parents then noticed that the boy's lower lips were dragged down. They were hoping that it would correct itself since the tongue had been surgically resized. However, the lower lip kept swelling and the baby, who is now three years old, faces difficulty in having food.

The parents were told by specialists that the baby boy was most likely born with malformed blood vessels on his lip and tongue.

The father of the child works at a restaurant in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni and can ill afford such an expensive surgery.