Surgeons remove extra legs of baby through operation
20 April, 2012
KARACHI: The six-leg child, born to a woman of Sukkur about a week ago, was successfully operated upon by the surgeons of the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi on Thursday.
The surgeons removed the extra legs and certain other external additional parts of the body of the baby while some other extra parts inside the body would be removed through operation in a few days.
The child has been shifted to ICU and stability of his health will be judged in the next 48 hours, NICH Executive Director Prof Dr Jamal Raza told at a press conference. Dr Jamshed, Dr Nasir, Dr Sofia and other doctors conducted the operation, who told that all the routine tests, including x-ray and ultrasound, were carried out before operating upon the child. The operation continued for over two hours.
The surgeons said that in fact the woman had conceived two babies but due to abnormality, the body organs of a baby conjoined with other. "We will conduct some tests on baby and operate again in a few days to remove more parts from the body of child. Dr Jamal Raza and other surgeons said they were taking utmost care of the child to save his life and added that ratio of such babies born with conjoined parts is one in one hundred thousand around the world while death rate is 99 percent.