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A 31-year-old female asked:

My 8 month old daughter has an extra toe. at birth they said it will have to be surgically removed because there is a nail and a bone. when would be the best time to have this done? early before she walks or later like at 3 years old.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ask your doc: Some of these hang by a thin stalk of tissue & some take the form of a real toe, attachments & all. The thin stalk hangers can be tied off at birth (they fall off). Those with mass are usually done later, after a year of age but usually require general anesthesia. When this is done may depend on the comfort level of the local surgeon/anesthesia team that does the work. sooner is better.
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