Baby girl born with extra head growing on her stomach (video)By Mason White 12:41 PM May 27, 2014
|The girl with an extra head attached to her stomach|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A beautiful baby girl was born with an extra head attached to her stomach, doctors in India said.
Now, a surgeon said that he will attempt to remove the extra head from the girl.
22-year-old Amlekha Bairva, gave birth to the girl last month in a hospital run by the government. She was later transferred to the JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur.
The unnamed girl weighs four pounds and eight ounces. The head of her twin sister, who was not fully developed, is connected to baby’s stomach.
The baby is under medical observation while physicians hope to remove the extra head. “In these cases surgery is usually successful,” Dr. Chetan Sharma, a pediatric surgeon at the JK Lone Hospital, said.
“She is a healthy child with a normal heartbeat. She has no other internal or external complexities. We’re confident that the operation will succeed and the girl we lead a normal life without future complications,” the surgeon added.
Bairva and her husband Ramji Lal, 29, who also has a 5-year-old son, said that he could not afford ultrasounds during pregnancy and they knew nothing of the complications. The hospital has confirmed that they will not charge the family for the cost of the surgery.