The yet-to-be-named baby was born with three legs attached to her groin area. Srilatha Kanchanapally (25) had delivered the baby on March 21st at government Jangaon district hospital, around 87km from Hyderabad.
Two days later, the baby was shifted to Niloufer hospital for an operation to remove the extra limb. Dr K Srinivas, who helped with the complex delivery, said: “The extra limb was protruding from the child’s pelvis area can be surgically removed. Other than the extra limb, the baby was born with healthy vitals and she is in good health.”
Dr Ramesh Reddy, head of department of pediatric surgery at Niloufer Hospital, added: ‘It’s a rare occurrence, seen one in 100,000 births.
‘It is a case of parasitic twin wherein technically a conjoint twin with regress having only rudimentary structures like a limb gets attached to the body of a well formed twin.”
Father, Sambaih, said: ‘We are thankful to the doctors who operated on our baby. The feeling that she would grow up as a normal child fills my heart with joy.
‘We were happy to have been blessed by a baby girl, but her deformity was a cause of worry for us.
‘Doctors have removed the extra limb with ease. Initially, I was I was where would I arrange the funds for the treatment.
‘But the doctors convinced me that I won’t have to pay a single penny for it as the operation is happening at a government run hospital.’
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