Doctors Save Life of Baby with Six Legs

By Scott Sarvay

Doctors Save Life of Baby with Six Legs

April 23, 2012

PAKISTAN (DAWN) - Surgeons at the National Institute of Health in Karachi, Pakistan have announced they successfully separated four extra limbs from Umar Farooq, a weeks-old infant who was born with six legs due to a rare congenital disorder.

Imran Shaikh, the baby’s father, was thrilled.
“It is great news for us. What the parents want is to see their kids healthy and strong. We pray his life remains normal and joyful,” he told reporters.

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Doctors are battling to save a baby boy born with six legs due to a rare genetic disease.

The little boy was born last week to parents in Sukkur, a city in Sindh Province in southeastern Pakistan, and was being cared for by doctors at the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi.

The institute's director, said the child had a conjoined twin, which was premature, resulting in the extra limbs.

The institute’s doctors were working on a plan for surgery, and were considering calling on foreign experts for help.

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