posted on Aug, 28 2003 @ 10:25 PM
Surgeons in Beijing said on Thursday they had successfully operated on a baby born with a leg of her undeveloped twin protruding from her back after
the third limb deprived her of nutrients she needed to live.
Three anesthetists, four surgeons and four nurses toiled for six hours at Dongzhimen Hospital to remove the curved, tail-like parasite, said one of
the surgeons, Yu Xing.
It's good to see that the surgery was a success, but unfortunately, unless her nervous system recovers, she may never walk. Sadly, the baby was found
abandoned in the street in Beijing, what kind of parent would abandon their child? Was it because of the deformity, most likely. The surgery was
performed free of charge at Dongzhimen Hospital, a nice gesture by the hospital, I'd hate to see what that bill would have been. I hope she recovers
fully, she'll have quite a story to tell.