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Pakistani doctors remove four extra limbs from six-legged baby

Karachi - A baby born with six limbs to a Pakistani couple has had a successful operation to remove four extra limbs doctors say. The baby believed to be one of parasitic twins was born to the wife of an X-ray technician.

Video: Doctors fight to save life of six-legged baby in Pakistan

Karachi - Pakistani doctors at the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi are fighting to save the life of a baby born with six legs. The baby, the doctors believe, is one of parasitic twins. The video is attracting around the world.

Video: Peruvian doctors discover 'parasitic twin' inside toddler

Lima - Peruvian surgeons are set to remove a foetus formed inside a three-year-old Peruvian boy. Isbac Pacunda has a rare condition in which a growing foetus "absorbs" its sibling which develops into what doctors call a "parasitic twin."

UK Man gives 'birth' to his parasitic twin

A British plumber who reportedly carried his unborn twin brother since he was born 30 years ago is recovering as the embryonic remains of his twin spilled out rupturing his stomach.

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Postoperative specimen of a parasitic twin
Postoperative specimen of a parasitic twin
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