Baby boy born with 4 hands and 4 feet (photo)By Mason White 11:01 AM April 22, 2014
|The baby with 4 hands and 4 feet|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A baby boy who was born with four hands and four feet, underwent successful surgery, doctors in China said.
The baby, born in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, is said to be in stable condition after the surgery.
The procedure was performed at the Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center. The child was born with his torso attached to a headless parasitic twin.
“They were supposed to be twins, but one had underdeveloped and became deformed,” chief surgeon Yu Jiakang said. The boy was 10 days old at the time of the surgery.
The boy was also diagnosed with pneumonia and congenital heart disease. The boy’s father, Chen, said that his wife had five checkups before giving birth and doctors did not see anything abnormal.
He said that he felt responsible for the defects of his child and should have arranged better care for his wife. “I only cared about my job,” he said. “I just thought of making money instead of taking my wife to a hospital for a checkup,” he added.