Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Two Heads Are Better Than 1?

I'm glad the little baby is ok and will hopefully have a normal life.  But when she is older, she will have some tales to tell her friends and kids about what had happened to her.
From the NY Post: A baby born with two heads is expected to survive after doctors removed the parasitic twin that was “feeding off” her blood supply.
The baby girl, who is yet to be named, was born via C-section at Ram Snehi Hospital in northern India last month.
But doctors were shocked to discover the newborn had an extra head complete with eyes, ears, a nose and lips protruding from her stomach.
The parasitic twin also had a malformed hand hanging over the little girl’s chest.
Doctors referred her for surgery at JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur some 336 miles away. A team of surgeons removed the head in a four-hour operation.
“This is one of the rarest cases of parasitic twin. It was a complicated case as the twins shared blood vessels,” said Dr. Pravin Mathur, head of pediatric surgery at the hospital.'''
A parasitic twin can occur when twin embryos begin developing in the womb but do not split properly.
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