Baby born with six legs in Pakistan

Umar Farooq was born with six legs.

In Pakistan, a baby born born with six legs has survived a grueling operation to remove those that weren’t his.

Doctors say the abnormality was most likely caused by a parasitic twin who didn’t develop fully. In cases like this the twin attaches itself to the other fetus, growing as a part of them and not developing fully.

Umar Farooq is now doing fine after doctors were able to remove the limbs that weren’t his, a challenge in itself since it’s difficult to figure out the difference.

And thanks to the kindness of strangers and some help from the government, the family received enough money to cover the expensive procedure. [Source]




About the author: NJ Sullivan


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