Baby with 3 legs, complications born in Indira Gandhi Hospital

Rare phenomenon, say doctors

BHOPAL: A baby with three legs and other complications was born at Indira Gandhi Gas Relief Hospital on Thursday. This is case of congenital twins. The baby has been shifted to Kamla Nehru Hospital. Baby was born with three legs and uncovered intestine.

Conjoined twins is a rare phenomenon, the occurrence is estimated to range from one in 50,000 births to 1 in 200,000 births. Surgery   is only way to treat such cases. Assistant Professor of Gandhi Medical College (GMC) Dr Rajesh Tikka said, “Baby has been shifted to Kamla Nehru Hospital just after birth in Indira Gandhi Gas Relief Hospital.  We are trying to bring the baby in stable condition. The baby has been born with three legs.  Operation will be performed after the baby become stable. Such cases happens one in 50,000 to 2 lakh babies”.

Dr Tikka said, “Immediately we cannot perform surgery as condition of the baby does not allow us. We are closely monitoring the baby in the intensive care unit”.

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