An Indian woman has given birth to a baby girl with 3 heads in the city of Uttar Pradesh, India. As at this time, the cause of the abnormality hasn’t been ascertained as doctors confirmed that the medical condition is unknown.
Family members of the couple were shocked when they discovered their newborn girl has 3 heads.
The baby has 2 large protrusions formed from the back of her skull and medical professionals in India were stunned when they found out.
The mother of the child suffered extreme pain while she was in labour; being delivered of the baby, but she never experienced any pain nor encounter any complication while she was pregnant with the baby.
The primary health care centre in which she was delivered of the baby didn’t have proper medical facilities, so she was referred to the District Hospital in Etah for continued health attention.
One of the witnesses to the childbirth, Bijji Thakur said: “The girl child had three heads. She looked like an alien.”
The doctors managing the situation has revealed that they’ll be conduction Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
scan to ascertain the baby’s medical condition.
Rajesh Thakur, who’s the Chief Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, Etah was quoted as saying; “This is a very rare medical condition,”
“The child’s body has not fully developed. We will perform an MRI scan and then perform surgery to separate the ‘heads’.”
Similar cases have been reported worldwide of babies being born with extra heads, and such medical conditions are referred to as ‘encephalocele‘.
In Great Ormond Street Hospital’s website, encephalocele was referred to as a rare congenital (present at birth) type of neural tube defect where part of the skull has not formed properly so a portion of brain tissue and associated structures are outside the skull’.
“The protruding sac may be covered with skin or it may be covered with a thin membrane,” the website explains.
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