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Meet baby born with two heads and three hands “Photo”
Meet baby born with two heads and three hands (Photo)

Meet baby born with two heads and three hands “Photo”

Indian doctors have given a new lease of life to a baby girl who was born with a head attached to her stomach.

A team of surgeons removed the head in a four-hour operation.

Dr Pravin Mathur, professor and head of paediatric surgery at the hospital, said: “This is one of the rarest cases of parasitic twin.

“It was a complicated case as the twins shared blood vessels.

“They were joined from the thorax and shared common vessels for blood supply from heart and liver.”

The parents, who work on a farm, were told they were expecting twins during a routine ultrasound.

But medics did not realise one of the twins was parasitic.

Though similar to a conjoined twin, a parasitic twin is not fully formed and was never a viable foetus.

The young couple, who did not want to be identified, were unsure their baby girl would survive long enough to have her twin removed.

Dr Mathur added: “The parents told us the mother had undergone sonography and other tests but were not told about carrying an underdeveloped twin.

“They were shattered when they saw the baby.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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