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. (Read more twins stories.)

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