A teenage girl in China has spinal surgery to remove bones and cure her of a deformity that causes dark hair to grow across her lower back. Photo: SCMP composite
A teenage girl in China has spinal surgery to remove bones and cure her of a deformity that causes dark hair to grow across her lower back. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Strange disease’ turns out to be spinal cord deformity causing thick hair growth on teen’s back – girl recovering after corrective surgery

  • Beijing teenager with thick hair growing on her lower back from a bone deformity undergoes surgery after more serious symptoms appear
  • The girl says the condition caused her embarrassment — ‘it is a big-sized area, so I dared not wear revealing clothes’

A teenage girl in China has spinal surgery to remove bones and cure her of a deformity that causes dark hair to grow across her lower back. Photo: SCMP composite
A teenage girl in China has spinal surgery to remove bones and cure her of a deformity that causes dark hair to grow across her lower back. Photo: SCMP composite
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