Baby Has Extra Head Removed
She's expected to lead a normal life after one more surgery
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2014 1:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A baby girl born in India has had the head of her parasitic twin successfully removed from her stomach today, the New York Daily News reports. The completely formed head was attached by the neck to the anterior abdominal wall of the as-yet-unnamed infant, born May 13 weighing 4 pounds, 8 ounces. "It was a case of hetropahus twin," says the pediatric surgeon who performed the operation. "Blood from the baby's chest and abdomen was feeding the head." Doctors reconstructed the little girl's abdominal wall, and after one more operation in 45 days, she is not expected to suffer any complications as she grows.

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Norman Johnson
May 27, 2014 4:11 PM CDT
All well an good,but whatof the xtra head that was removed?
Tom Maker
May 27, 2014 1:54 PM CDT
OK....you can all yell at me but all I can think of is the second little head of the giant in Jack the Giant Slayer. Or, if it was a head attached to your stomach imagine the fun at Halloween? Or better yet, get your tongue away from there.....WAIT a minute.....Ha, I slay me....
Reader55549798
May 27, 2014 12:22 PM CDT
"The completely formed head was attached by the neck to the anterior abdominal wall .." As I read that, I'm thinking it was inside her abdominal cavity, or in the words of Ah-nold, "It's not a too-mah."