Mar 162014
 

2-headed baby born in India

A woman in India has given birth to conjoined twin girls – who appear to have two heads and one shared body.

They suffer from dicephalic parapagus, meaning they have separate spinal cords, necks and heads, but they share all major limbs and vital organs. Conjoined twins with this condition typically cannot be separated.

The babies’ parents could not afford an ultrasound, which would have picked up on their condition in utero.

“The parents are very distressed, and we are helping the family the best we can,” said Dr. Shikha Malik, who delivered the babies.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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