Baby born with six legs.

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Doctors battle to save one-in-a-million baby who was born with SIX legs


  • Baby was one half of a conjoined twin who did not completely develop in the womb
  • Doctors believe extra legs belong to twin brother
  • Tests being done to see if experts can operate
  • Parents of baby are cousins
By Laura Cox
PUBLISHED: 16:32 EST, 16 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:08 EST, 16 April 2012

Pakistani doctors are battling the odds to save a newborn baby born with a rare genetic condition that has left him with six legs.
The one-week-old boy is believed to be one of parasitic twins.

His conjoined twin was born prematurely and incompletely developed, which resulted in the second child having the extra legs, said Jamal Raza, director of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, to News.com.


Critical: Doctors in Pakistan are fighting to save the life of the baby boy who was born last week with six legs because of a rare genetic condition

Doctors at the institute are fighting to save the newborn, who remains in an intensive care unit ward.



Raza added that they were planning to operate on the boy and were considering asking for help from foreign experts with more experience in the rare disease, believed to afflict just one in one million babies.
He tried to clarify that the baby did not have six legs – he had two legs and the other four belonged to the other twin.



Medical marvel: Since Shaikh made his public plea for help, the Sindh Governor has come forward and directed officials concerned to make sure the child receives all the medical care he needs

Aid: Since the father of the baby made his public plea for help, the Sindh Governor has come forward and directed officials concerned to make sure the child receives all the medical care he needs


'Operating on such a baby is not an easy task as proper assessments need to be done first,' he said. 'We need to figure out whether the baby has his twin’s limbs or his own. We also need to consider how much the internal organs have developed as the latter could complicate matters and decrease the baby’s chances of surviving.'
PARASITIC TWINS

A parasitic twin is sometimes referred to as an asymmetrical or unequal conjoined twin.

It occurs when a twin embryo begins developing in utero, but the pair does not fully separate.
One embryo continues developing at the expense of the other (the parasitic) which will rely on the body of the other for blood supply and organ function.
It is incompletely developed and dependent on the other twin.
The independent twin is called the autosite.
In some cases the body of one twin absorbs the other during development, known as fetus in fetu.
In January a boy in Peru was operated on to remove his parasitic twin from his stomach.


Speaking to the news site, the baby's father, Imran Shaikh, made a plea for help from the government and charities.
‘I can’t afford to visit Karachi and get treatment for my baby,’ said the X-ray technician, who earns the equivalent of $66-a-month. ‘I appeal to philanthropists and the government to come forward for the treatment.’
Shaikh and his wife of four years live in Sukkur, around 280 miles north of where his son is being cared for. His wife is reported to be recovering well from the birth and in a good state of health.

His wife - who is also his cousin - has been unable to travel because she had a caesarean section delivery.
He said they were planning on naming their son Umar Farooq.

In a statement given to the AFP news wire, the provincial health department said: 'The doctors are examining the infant to plan for necessary treatment to save the baby's life and ensure he lives a normal life.'
Muhammad Qaisar, a doctor at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad, told allvoices.com he was certain the boy could be successfully operated on. ‘It is perhaps [the] first child in the history of Pakistan having six legs,’ he said.
‘The case will also be a test for doctors and we hope for the better,” he said.
Since Shaikh made his public plea for help, the Sindh Governor has come forward and directed officials concerned to make sure the child receives all the medical care he needs, Pakistani-based The Nation reported.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ttle-save-million-baby-boy.html#ixzz1sIqTjWvP
 

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Doctors at the institute are fighting to save the newborn, who remains in an intensive care unit ward.
Maybe they should just let this kid croak.
 

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If the baby is one in a million like the story says, why aren't there one of these for every 7,000 of us?
 

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I vote, hit with an axe and save what you can
 

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Why would doctors try to save ANYTHING from Pakistan?
 

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They're so quick to report the leg count, but they guard the number of cocks like it's a state secret. Or pussies. What sex were the other twins this kid ate?
If he could actually fuck himself he'd be set for life in porn.
You also couldn't use the insult very effectively, he probably would be already.
 

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What a shitty article. This is not a genetic condition (how the fuck does genetics play into whether or not two embryos mash up?). It's also not a disease any more than it's a disease to get hit by a car. It's just some wacky shit that happened.

Perhaps they might want to look into this: His wife - who is also his cousin
 

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I'll get five of my friends, each grab a foot, and make a wish.