Baby with extra limbs successfully operated


KARACHI: The baby boy born with six legs was successfully operated by a team of doctors in Karachi on Thursday. Doctors were able to separate his four legs and other extra parts from the body. The operation lasted eight hours.

The baby was operated in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi. The baby had been in an intensive care unit ward since he was born last week to the wife of an X-ray technician. Doctors examined MRI, blood tests and CT scan reports before deciding to perform the surgery, and now the baby boy is said to be in a stable condition.

According to sources, Imran Shaikh, the baby’s father who lives in Sukkur, said he was grateful that his son was treated. “We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government and doctors for helping us successful operating my baby”, said Imran Shaikh.

He further stated that they were planning to name their son Umar Farooq.

The Doctors reported that the baby boy would be able to lead a normal life and the doctors are currently examining if any further treatment would be needed to help the baby boy with a normal life.

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